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Spinal support, London, England, 1822-1869
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Spinal support, London, England, 1822-1869
Spinal support, for angular curvature, by Ferguson, London
Spinal support, for angular curvature, by Ferguson, London, English, 1890-1920. Full view, white background.
Work Type
Orthopaedics
Date
1822-1869
Location
London
Material
fittings, cloth
fittings, leather
frame, iron
Measurements
overall: 324 mm x 356 mm x 320 mm, 1.57kg
Description
Spinal support, for angular curvature, by Ferguson, London, English, 1822-1869
Made from a leather-covered iron frame, the support was worn by a person with angular curvature of the spine. This was likely to be due to a medical condition such as scoliosis or tuberculosis of the spine, also known as Pott"s disease " named after Percival Pott (1714-1788), an English surgeon who first described the condition. These were quite common conditions until well into the twentieth century and children and adults affected in such a way would have been a familiar sight.
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ID Number
co126938
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
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All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero.
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large_A637000.jpg
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26323006

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