Copy of a patient's record holder, Glasgow, Scotland, 1925-1927

Made:
1925-1927 in Glasgow
maker:
Andrew Brown
and
Unknown

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Copy of patient's card holder, as used in Lister Ward, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, original by Andrew Brown, Glasgow, 1860-1869, made for Lister Centenary exhibition, 1927

This is a copy of record holder used in one of the surgical wards at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary where Joseph Lister (1827-1912) pioneered antiseptic techniques from 1860-1869. Hung from a patient’s bed, all the important information could be recorded such as age, name, sex, disease, religious denomination, insurance details and operation details. It is probable that the record would have been kept and filed for future reference after the patient had left the hospital. This copy was made in 1927 to celebrate one hundred years since Joseph Lister’s birth.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A602518
Materials:
card, cardboard, red and holder, iron (tin plated)
type:
card holder
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • holder - container