WWI B&B Corrosive Sublimate Gauze Bandage Box is a reproduction of a WWI Bandage Box. This is an empty box.
Corrosive sublimate gauze bandages were one of the prescribed contents for the U.S. Army medical belt.
At the time, gauze patches were treated with corrosive sublimate, also known as mercuric chloride (HgCl2), was used as an antiseptic during the war. Ironically, mercuric chloride is highly toxic to humans due to both its corrosive nature and mercury content. It was eventually replaced by Mercurochrome, which was discovered in 1918.
The empty box is museum quality, ideal for theater, movies and reenactments.