Wooden blanket support, United Kingdom, 1890–1930

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Wooden blanket support, United Kingdom, 1890–1930. A blanket support is used to protect an injured part of the body from the pressure of sheets and blankets when recovering in bed. This was to ease the discomfort and pain the patient felt. Blanket supports remain common features of numerous hospital wards. This simple example is made from wood and cane. Today, blanket supports are generally made from metal. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: nn37gh9z.

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