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Two glass ampoules for dysentery vaccine, c.1917. This vaccine was used to vaccinate soldiers against dysentery during World War I. The disease affects the small intestine, causing diarrhoea and vomiting, and is spread through contaminated food and water. The name of the Laboratoire de l'Armée, which made this vaccine, translates as the “Army Laboratory.”

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c.1914-18 First World War volunteer nurse's uniform: The uniform comprises a blue cotton chambray dress with concealed buttons down the centre front & a starched white cotton apron & cap. The nurses caps in addition to covering hair, were used to denote rank or seniority. Museum of London

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