Travelling bag used by Dr. Luigi Pancaro, ca. 1930 - solo in inglese

Travelling bag made of walrus skin, used by Dr. Luigi Pancaro, to carry doctor's instruments, especially the larger-sized ones, ca. 1930.

Luigi Pancaro was a surgeon, trained in Italy. He was a supporter of fascism -- believing it had improved the socioeconomic status of most Italians. On June 10, 1940 he was arrested as a threat to the Canadian state. While interned at Camp Petawawa, he worked at the camp hospital, providing medical care to fellow internees and on occassion to camp guards and officials. After his release, he resumed his medical practice in Sudbury, ON.