Child's hospital bed from the Liverpool Infirmary, C1900
This bed was designed to help protect those with epilepsy from injury during a seizure. The sides are made from a flexible woven wire fabric, strong enough to stop a person falling out of the bed. The fabric was elastic enough so that if a person did hit the sides it would not cause injury or any shock. An advertisement for the bed suggests that it cost £5 to buy. This bed was used at the Liverpool Royal Infirmary in England during 1851-1920.
- Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
- Object Number:
- hospital bed
- furnishing and equipment
- furnishing - artefact
- bed - furniture
- Liverpool Royal Infirmary
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