All doctors and nurses working with children appreciate the fact that when it is necessary to carry out certain measures, such as diagnostic procedures and treatments, it is absolutely essential to have the patient restrained in such a manner that the attention of those in attendance may be directed to the work at hand rather than to holding the child. At times I have seen a comparatively small child resist a minor procedure sufficiently to require the assistance of four or five nurses in order that the doctor might work, and even then it was difficult to do good work. Such cases are very trying to both the patient and the attendants. When necessary for some procedure to be done, it is much more humane and much more simple if the patient is restrained beyond all question of doubt.
My observations have been that in most institutions a child to
EDER HL. A RESTRAINING GARMENT TO BE USED IN THE TREATMENT OF CHILDREN. Am J Dis Child. 1932;44(1):136-139. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950080146012