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Antique iodine swabs.
An example of the element Iodine

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Iodine Antique iodine swabs
Antique iodine swabs.
I don't really know for sure, but I strongly suspect these are iodine dissolved in alcohol, packaged in a single-use swab designed to be used in a first aid kit. Presumably you break the capsule releasing the iodine solution, then use it to disinfect a cut.
If you know better, please straighten me out.
Source: eBay seller suttonst
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 3 May, 2003
Text Updated: 11 March, 2007
Price: $5.50
Size: 2"
Purity: <5%
Sample Group: Medical
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