Slipper bedpan, England, 1900-1950
Due to the shape of this object it is known as a ‘slipper’ bedpan. They were a standard piece of hospital equipment, designed to be used by bed-bound patients unable to reach the toilet. Slipper bedpans are still used in hospitals today – although modern examples tend to be made of plastic.
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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.
Shallow containers made of metal, glass or plastic designed to be used for urination or defecation by people confined to bed.