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Medical Term:

Tobruk splint

 

Definition: a Thomas splint, applied and held in plaster with plaster of Paris dressings; a splint first used during World War II to immobilize the limb during hazardous conditions such as transport from small to large boats.

[port of Tobruk, Libya]

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