Thursday, January 11, 2007

Early years at Craig-y-nos 1950

I am on the left hand side .
This photo show two different types of treatment used before the advent of drugs. I am on "blocks" the end of the bed raised up and required to lie on my left side. The girl next to me is in plaster. This was an elevated structure that encased her back.

Note how close the beds are. In Ward 2 a favourite games in the evenings was for girls to run from bed to bed even those who were supposed to be on strict bed-rest! I didn't play this game until I was much stronger.

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