Unique Bed Loom Gives Invalids Fun and Exercise (Jul, 1940)
Unique Bed Loom Gives Invalids Fun and Exercise
Keeping young patients entertained while exercising their muscles at the same time is the purpose of the invalid’s weaving loom pictured at the left. The invention of Margaret Gleave, a nurse at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, in Indianapolis, Ind., the loom is operated by youngsters suffering from leg and hip diseases to help them exercise their afflicted limbs. The invention won a fifty-dollar prize for the nurse.