World War I and the Rise of the Peat Moss Bandage

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World War I and the Rise of the Peat Moss Bandage

Wednesday, 10 June

War often drives innovation — often out of desperation. In World War I, doctors were overwhelmed and dangerously short on supplies, especially bandages. With no end in sight for the cotton shortage, ingenious doctors found an unlikely (and superior) alternative: peat moss. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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