Tuberculosis patients were required to carry a pocket flask or cuspidor as an effective means to reduce the spread of the disease. The portable flask was used to collect sputum and when full, burning the contents was considered the safest method of disposal.
Height 10.4 cm / ca 4.1 inch. The item "VERY NICE early 1900 TUBERCULOSIS SPUTUM METAL POCKET FLASK ANTIQUE" is in sale since Monday, August 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Medicine\Other Medical Antiques".The seller is "scandiques" and is located in EUROPE. This item can be shipped worldwide.