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Thomas splint, 1918 (c)

The Thomas splint, named after the Welsh surgeon Hugh Owen Thomas, was introduced in 1915 and drastically cut the numbers of British soldiers dying from broken femurs during World War One (1914-1918).

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NAM. 2014-01-16-1


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National Army Museum, Study Collection

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