The earliest mention of a black bag.

Tsoucalas, G; Kousoulis, AA; Tsoucalas, I; Androutsos, G; (2011) The earliest mention of a black bag. Scandinavian journal of primary health care, 29 (4). pp. 196-7. ISSN 0281-3432 DOI:

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A black bag, needed especially for home visits, has been used since the time of Hippocrates who, in his treatise "On good manners", gave the first detailed description of a medical bag with guidelines for the required equipment and structure. Ancient Egyptian and Palestinian references also date back at least two millenniums.

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Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
PubMed ID: 22126217
Web of Science ID: 297472200002


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