Army battlefield medical baskets

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of army medicine panniers (baskets) for use on the battlefield, 1860s. They are made of basketwork covered with hide. Clockwise from top left, the illustration shows a pannier open to show medicine bottles and drawers for dressings and equipment; a pannier closed and strapped for travelling; two panniers with lids open and propped up to form an emergency operating table; and a small bag known as a ‘battlefield companion’ containing medicines and dressings.