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Devices for the Transport of a Drowned Person, 1815

In drowned person on April 26, 2011 at 5:03 pm

from Observations on Apparent Death from Drowning, Hanging, Suffocation by Noxious Vapours, Fainting-fits, Intoxication, Lightning, Exposure to Cold, &c, by James Curry, M.D. F.A.S, London, 1815

Adult Couchette made of tin-plate . . . on which the body (wrapt in a blanket) is laid. . . [designed] so as to contain a sufficient quantity of hot water to preserve its warmth for some time.” – page 211

A Portable Bed, for transporting, with expedition and safety, the body of a drowned person, from a remote river or canal, to the nearest house where proper assistance can be given.” – page 212

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