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Preserved Lice Sample

Ella Thomas Whitten
Format
Online; Physical Object
Type
Glass (Material); Alcohol (General); Insecta (Class)
Summary
Perfume vial containing two lice found on a World War I serviceman, preserved in alcohol by Ella Thomas Whitten, an American nurse who served at Base Hospital No. 43 during World War I.
Date Created
1917; circa 1917
Description
3.25 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm
Collection
University of Virginia Medical Artifacts Collection
Location
Historical Collections & Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Retrieval ID
artifacts00872
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