[Ads-l] "Full Nine Yards" from 1894

Bonnie Taylor-Blake b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 10 00:19:58 UTC 2015

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 7:16 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

> To supplement my previous post: Below is a short link to the desired
> location together with a longer excerpt mentioning four different
> bandage lengths. Nine yards was the longest.
> Year: 1918
> Title: The Treatment of Emergencies
> Author: Hubley R. Owen M.D.
> Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
> Quote Page 206 and 207

Yes, and specifications for a nine-yard-long bandage go back at least
to 1891.  (Doug Wilson had mentioned this earlier today.  I stopped
looking for other instances once I got back to 1891.)  Note that a
30-foot bandage was apparently required for injuries of the trunk!


or http://tinyurl.com/q3mpz3g

-- Bonnie

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