Doctor's bag
Traditional design

A medical bag (also called a doctor's bag or physician's bag) is a portable bag used by a physician or other medical professional to transport medical supplies and medicine.[1][2]

Traditionally, the medical bag was made of leather, opened on the top with a split-handle design. During the American Civil War, physician's medical saddle bags were used.[3] Modern medical bags are made of various materials and come in various designs that can include many pockets, pouches, and zippered or hook-and-loop openings.

Indigenous North American medicine men and shamans use a medicine bag. A battle bag is used in the military.

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