Daily Archives: May 18, 2015


Beaufort War Hospital & The New Discipline of Orthopaedics

Glenside Hospital Museum

This photograph shows a typical hospital workshop between 1916 and 1918. Beaufort War Hospital became an Orthopaedic Centre in the summer of 1916. Orthopaedics was a relatively new medical discipline. Up until the 1890s, orthopaedics was a study limited to the correction of deformity in children. Beaufort was selected because of its existing workshops and […]

servicemen embroidering

orthopedic instrument

A Shocking Box – Military Orthopaedics in Bristol, 1916

Glenside Hospital Museum

This box from the hospital’s collection contains the Smart-Bristow faradic apparatus. Our box is probably late 1920s but it is almost exactly the same as the model which would have been used in the First World War at Beaufort War Hospital. The device would send electromagnetically charged voltages at a desired degree and frequency into […]