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Stump Dressing
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Title: Stump Dressing
Identifier: 995.10.2
Donor: Mrs. Hildegard Sachs
Item Date: 1880-1945
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: White, raglan sleeve style sleeve with cuff sewn shut. The top of the sleeve is probably hand hemmed and has a ribbon, measuring 44.5 cm X 1.7 cm, that is also white. On the other side of the top edge "BELL?" is written in black marker. All other seams are machine stitched.

A stump dressing is used after amputation surgery to protect the wound as well as prevent excessive swelling.
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