oldier in carrying his knapsack, etc. has been attempted to be secured: 1.
By making one portion of his accouterments balance another, as in Mann's, Mizner's, and Wood's; 2.
By a saddle-piece resting on the hips, as in Dickey's; 3.
By suspension-hooks on the shoulders, as in Sweeney's; 4.
By a frame reaching from the shoulderscartridge-box is worn in front of the person, and acts as a counterbalance to the other accouterments, the weight of the whole being thrown upon the shoulders.
Wood's mode of slinging Accounterments.
wood, May 15, 1866.
The devices refer to the means for slinging the gun, bayonet, cartridgebox, and canteen so as to counteimes made hollow for the injection of a sedative into the tissues, for the relief of neuralgic affections.
This latter mode of application was suggested by Dr. Alexander Wood of Edinburgh, Scotland.
See ANAeSTHETIC apparatus.
It is sometimes called a Dermopathic or Irritation Instrument, and is used