Pair of child's orthopaedic boots

Made:
1879-1923 in Birmingham
maker:
I A Best and Son

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Pair of child's adjustable orthopaedic boots with steel leg braces made by I.A. Best and Son, Birmingham, 1879-1923

Secured around the waist with a leather strap, the child-size adjustable boots are worn with the steel leg braces. Leg braces are worn by patients who have conditions affecting the growth of the leg bones, such as rickets and polio. The braces help support the weight of the body and encourage leg bones to grow in the correct positions.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1984-817
Materials:
leather, legbraces, leather and legbraces, steel
type:
shoe
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • footwear
credit:
Phillips, Son and Neale