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ID number:  BIRRC-M0152
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Medical School Collection
Artist / Maker:  Robinson and Sons Ltd
Title / Object name:  Gamgee Tissue Pneumonia Jacket
Materials:  Cotton and gauze
Measurements:  19 x 22 x 2.5
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Gamgee tissue was invented by Birmingham medic Dr Joseph Sampson Gamgee in 1882. This jacket was marketed as "An excellent protector for the Chest and Lungs, invaluable in cases of pneumonia, bronchitus etc."
The prevalence of the material led to cotton being known colloquially in Birmingham as 'Gamgee'.

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