This may have been used to support the back or to rest a limb on when a patient was confined to bed rest – either at home or in a hospital. The fine quality of the mahogany materials suggests it would only have been used by wealthier patients.
Related Themes and Topics
The study and practice of caring for and waiting on the sick, injured, or others unable to look after themselves or to deal with their specific medical needs.
Glossary: orthopaedic support
A support for part of the human body such as the back or a leg