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1993-2152

The spine is supported and any skeletal abnormalities are corrected by this iron corset. It is hinged at both sides and locks at the front. The corset is made of perforated iron and secured by shoulder straps. It was designed to fit a lean male. It supported a spine damaged due to injury or a skeletal deformity such as scoliosis. The corset came from the large private collection of Dr Noel Hamonic. It was sold by Hamonic’s sons in two parts to Henry Wellcome. The first was in June 1928 for £4,400. The second was a month later for £803.

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A121451

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A support for part of the human body such as the back or a leg

Glossary: orthopaedics

The branch of medicine concerned with the preservation and restoration of the muscular and skeletal systems in the body.