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Child’s spinal support, United Kingdom, 1965-1980

Child’s spinal support, United Kingdom, 1965-1980

Credits: Science Museum

Made from plastic with foam neck and chin supports, this spinal support was worn by a child patient at the Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopaedic Hospital in Alton, Hampshire, England. Founded in 1908, the hospital specialised in treating children with orthopaedic conditions until it closed in the 1990s.

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Glossary: orthopaedic support

A support for part of the human body such as the back or a leg