Surgical teaching doll

Inside the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in London you can see this surgical teaching doll. It "was used for teaching by the first British woman orthopaedic surgeon, Maud Forrester-Brown, and dates from the 1930s. Ita has a spinal brace and a long splint up one leg, illustrating two ways to immobilise a spine or a knee affected by tuberculosis, since there was no drug treatment for TB at the time"1.

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  • Photo by Adrian Thomas (October 2018)

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