Gatch bed

Gatch bed
Gatch bed 'gach- n HOSPITAL BED
Gatch Willis Dew (1878-1954)
American surgeon. Gatch did research in experimental and clinical surgery, shock occurring during or after a surgical operation, burns, and diseases of the biliary passages. He introduced his hospital bed in 1909.

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a bed fitted with joints beneath the hips and knees, allowing patient to be raised to a half-sitting position and so maintained by elevation of the knees to prevent sliding toward the footboard.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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