Plaster casts of a child patient's feet, Hampshire, England, 1967

Made:
1967 in Alton
Bottom left hand corner: 2002-345, Plaster cast of a child patient's left foot, marked "Kevin Smith", from the Lord

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Bottom left hand corner: 2002-345, Plaster cast of a child patient's left foot, marked "Kevin Smith", from the Lord
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Plaster casts of a child patient's left and right feet, marked "Kevin Smith. Oct 1967", from the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1967.

These plaster casts were made from the feet of a boy called Kevin when he was at the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital in Alton, Hampshire, England. Plaster casts are made as a record of a patient’s condition and also as a guide to fit any prostheses or special footwear that may be needed. Founded in 1908, the Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital specialised in treating children with orthopaedic conditions, such as those caused by rickets, polio and tuberculosis. The casts are shown here with a similar example (2002-345).

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
2002-344
type:
plaster cast
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
  • cast
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
credit:
North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust