- 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).
- Currently not on view
- 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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- Credit Line
- Gift of William P. Evans
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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