German Surgical Kit
This surgical kit was manufactured in Germany and presumably used by a German surgeon during the war. German medical equipment had a strong reputation for quality and engineering, and as such this kit represents the highest quality instruments available to a field-surgeon during the war.
This kit is completely constructed out of stainless steel in order to make sterilization easier and more thorough. The case itself has graduations up to five liters for use as a basin. It also contains a removable perforated tray that can be filled with soiled instruments and placed in an autoclave for sterilization by heat without risk of damaging the tools.
This meticulously organized case contains three trays that can be stacked for compact storage or arrayed to create a makeshift workstation. Each tray is lined with an organization chart depicting each tool with its accompanying tool number to make it easy for untrained assistants to keep the kit organized. This efficient design optimized space and allowed the surgeon to quickly set up and easily locate the necessary instruments.
Even with such careful attention to design and organization, instruments sometimes break or go missing and need replacement. This kit is missing several tools. It also contains a few mismatched instruments that were added to replace original pieces or to expand the functionality of the kit.