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streetsnake
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posted 03-27-2019 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wanted to see if anyone could provide details on the small green pouch in this photo?

We used to have a couple of these in our possession but they have been lost for many years. I remember that they contained various strips of medication as well as auto-injectors (pain and two additional but cannot recall (I was very young).

An interesting piece that I was curious on where it fit into NASA history.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-27-2019 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I handled one of these from the estate of an Apollo-era NASA biomedical administrator. Here is a NASA photo of its contents:

streetsnake
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posted 03-27-2019 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes sir, that is exactly it. Wish I could track those down. I don't believe the injectors are left though. Maybe I could source them somehow. Many thanks Robert.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 03-27-2019 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These medical kits were used on Gemini flights. The part numbers are listed in the Gemini Stowage Lists.

They contained four injectors: one for pain containing Demerol, one for motion sickness and two for demonstration containing saline.

The kit also contained bandaids, eye drops, motiion sickness pills, stimulants, APC (aspirin, Phenacetin and Caffeine) pills for fever and pain, Actifed, Lomitil (diarrhea), and antibiotics all in pill form with the exception of the eye drops.

It is a good compact package for minor medical issues and easy to jump out of a plane with in the survival pack.

streetsnake
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posted 03-27-2019 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the info. Would there be a good place to find a deconstructed kit picture anywhere?

Larry McGlynn
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posted 03-27-2019 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The picture that Robert put up is the best that I have seen of the kit's contents.

streetsnake
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posted 04-10-2019 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I finally found these today. These are displays of the "auto-injectors" used during the Gemini era. Now if I could only find the medical patches they went with.

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