Designed by a London physiotherapist, Mr. Kenneth Harris new cut-cost hospital equipment, seen on film,?
G.V. HIGHLAND HOSPITAL.
C.U. NAME PLATE, REMEDIAL, GYMNASIUM.
L.V.INT. MR. KENNETH HARRIS, PUSHING TWO OF THE POLIO WALKING CHAIRS.
SIDE V. DITTO.
L.V. KENNETH HARRIS FIXING BACK PEST ON STRETCHER.
S.V.PAN FROM TABLE TO MR.HARRIS FIXING BACK REST.
C.U. TIGHTENING SCREWS ON BACK REST.
S.V. MR. HARRIS FIXING WEIGHTS ON TO SPINAL TRACTION EQUIPMENT.
S.C.U. PUTTING WEIGHTS.
C.U. TYING WEIGHT TO ROPES.
S.V. MR. HARRIS LIFTS STRETCHER ON TO SPINAL TRACTION EQUIPMENT.
S.V. MR. HARRIS HELPS ONE OF HIS PATIENTS ON TO STRETCHER.
C.U.PAN FROM PATIENT TO MR.HARRIS FIXING SPINAL CORDS.
S.C.U. TYING CORDS.
S.C.U.PAN FROM WEIGHTS TO ??? AND MR. HARRIS.
S.C.U. MR. HARRIS HELPING PATIENT WITH EXERCISES.
L.V. SHOWING MR. HARRIS POLIO BEDS.
C.U. MR.HARRIS FIXING HEAD EQUIPMENT.
L.V. POLIO PATIENTS GOING THROUGH THEIR EXERCISES.
C.U. PAN OVER CHILDREN DOING POLIO EXERCISES.
C.U.PAN ANOTHER PATIENT, PAN TO WEIGHTS.
S.V. ANOTHER POLIO PATIENT IN BATH DOING EXERCISES.
C.U. GIRL USING POLIO WALKING CHAIR.
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Background: Designed by a London physiotherapist, Mr. Kenneth Harris new cut-cost hospital equipment, seen on film, is saving Britain's National Health Service thousands of pounds a year.
A frame and stretcher combination costing GBP5 - seen on film - for treatment of slipped discs and lumbar strain replaces equipment costing GBP200.
An exercise bed which enables four patients to be treated at once with the aid of easily fitted attachments, has been designed to eliminate unnecessary lifting of patients in the gymnasium, but a flat steel plinth can be fitted further from the ground for easier cleaning and bed-making if the equipment is used in wards.
Other cut-price equipment includes walking machines, special steps to teach patients how to get on and off buses and mobile ladders and trolleys to lower spastic and polio patients into hot water baths for exercises.