Hospital dressing trolley, England, 1970-1974

1970-1974 in England

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Hospital dressing trolley consisting of plastic swab bowl on metal tripod frame, used in Breath of Life Exhibition (1974), English, 1970-1974

This dressing trolley was used to hold instruments and dressings on wards or in surgical theatres. The plastic bowl is called a swab bowl. Having casters on the dressing trolley makes it easy for the hospital staff to move instruments to where they are needed before returning them to the steriliser.


Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
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metal and plastic
dressing trolley
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment

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