Thomas-type leg splint, Europe, 1901–1920

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Thomas-type leg splint, Europe, 1901–1920. Originally used for hip diseases, the Thomas-type splint was designed to keep the leg still if it was broken and could be used for single and multiple fractures. Invented some years before the conflict by Hugh Owen Thomas (1834–1891), a pioneering British orthopaedic surgeon, the splint was used widely during the First World War. Thomas splint. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: mgu6qt9x.

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