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Physical therapy at Bath War Hospital. Watercolour by E. Horton, ca. 1918.

  • Horton, E. (Sarah Elizabeth Roberts), 1865-1959
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1 painting : watercolour ; sight 50 x 73.6 cm


E. Horton


On verso of backing board: printed sheet headed "Bath War Hospital--the Q block". Below, three illustrations : Whirlpool bath room; Radiant heat room; Exterior of Q Block. Below, 13 diagrams of individual pieces of equipment: Rotation of shoulder joint; Attachable belt for stretching contracted hamstrings; Flexion and extension of knee; Rotation of wrist joint; Flexion and extension of fingers; The saddle crutch; Slings for attachment to any form of crutch (2); Exercise for weak thumb and fingers; Ankle rotation; Flexion and extension of the ankle; Flexion and extension of elbow joint; Pylons [for supporting amputated limbs]

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Label attached to front of frame: "Bath orthopaedic hospital. The erection of this building and the gift of electrical and mechanical appliances therein at the Bath War Hospital were suggested by J.Y.W. Macalister Esq. and the donor Alderman Cedric Chivers of Bath desires to record his advice and assistance, Since the opening Nov. 19 1916 to Sept 1918, 2162 patients have been treated and 49305 treatments given. An interesting development of the work here carried on is the number of inventions and improvements to appliances seen in the illustrations which are preserved in the Library of the Royal Society of Medicine."


Wellcome Library no. 44761i



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