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The Bradford bed-frame has come to be regarded as practically indispensable in the care of many surgical diseases in children requiring bed treatment; and having experienced considerable difficulty in always finding a frame of the proper width and length to fit an individual case even though a large number of frames were available, a method of adjusting the ordinary gas-pipe frame was devised.
Although very simple and inexpensive, it has been found most convenient and has done away with the annoyance of having to wait until a frame could be made, as well as the expense and inconvenience of having a large number of frames constantly on hand.
The following description is presented in the hope that an adjustable frame, which can easily be made to fit any average child under 15 years of age, may be of value to others.
Ordinary gas-pipe is used in standard stock sizes as
Keller EV. AN ADJUSTABLE BED-FRAME. JAMA. 1913;61(7):490-491. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350070044016