This tin canister was used to hold various medical items, including specimens. The canister is labeled with the following statement:
Specimens for bacteriological examination. This package to be pouched with letter mail.
A department of health
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pa
12.4 x 4.3
All measurements were taken in centimeters. Measurements are listed as “length by width by height” or “height by diameter” unless otherwise noted.
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The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing: Historical Collection. (2017). "Tin Canisters - 2" [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.molloy.edu/nur_hagan/5