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WW1 Dental Surgeon's battlefield case

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Lee

Greetings !  First-time visitor here from Central New York State .   I recently came home from a sale with something I do believe demands saving for future generations .  It appears to be a U.S. dental surgeon's battlefield case (finished in leather) that was employed in the field to address dental and overall facial injuries .  Whatever was required in the form of emergency surgery and reconstruction so as to save a life or provide medical to a soldier prior to being removed from the field , was to be addressed by the field surgeon's skills and the implements loaded in this case .  It measures about 30" long , 18" high , and 18" deep (approximations) --- the case is in my storage .  When opened up , it becomes the surgeon's only source of his wares and becomes a portable surgeon's station .  

This case has plenty of stenciled identifiers on the exterior (one even being misspelled) , so I believe that there's someone out there that can shed some light on this item .  I have spent time researching this item on the net with no avail ; not finding a suitable description , nor any photos that come close to depicting what I have .  

Is there ANYONE out there that might be interested in receiving some photos for review ???  Not being a militaria collector or researcher , I'm at a  standstill .  Ultimately , I would like to see this find a home where it could be displayed and appreciated for what it is ---- a piece of U.S. military history that places one directly on the field of battle .  I do believe , by looking at this particular item , that it indeed did see war and service time for which it was intended .  It has seen the best and worst of military battle and all its effects .

Anyone interested in some photos to help put a story behind this item ???

Thank you kindly,

Lee

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