Toothache plasters from Scott’s Hut at Cape Evans, Antarctica.
The plasters are little rubber caps (concave ovals) in a paper/card packet. The printed instructions read: 'Place a plaster in position (hollow side toward the gum) directly over the roots of the aching tooth. With a slight pressure of the finger expel the air from under the plaster and it will remain in position. Remove plaster when tooth stops aching.’
Expedition Bases Restoration Project: Antarctic Heritage Trust. www.nzaht.org