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Arm Splint

Arm Splint

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Hugh Owen Thomas (1834-1891), a physician in England who came from a family of Welsh bone setters, introduced simple and effective splint in the mid-1870s. The Murray modification consisted of a joint between the rods and the ring. This arm splint of that form.
Ref: Hugh Owen Thomas, book Diseases of the hip, knee and ankle joints with their deformities, treated by a new and efficient method (1875).
United States, Medical Department, Army, Some Essentials in Military Surgery (Chicago, ca. 1917), p. 7.
P. M. Robinson and M. J. O’Meara, “The Thomas Splint, Its Origin and Use in Trauma,” The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British) 91-B (2009).
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Object Name
Splints, Leg, Batch of
arm splint
Other Terms
Splints, Leg, Batch of; Medicine
overall: 94 cm x 23 cm x 23 cm; 37 in x 9 1/16 in x 9 1/16 in
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Gift of William P. Evans
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National Museum of American History
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