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gatch bed


gatch bed

noun, often capitalized \ˈgach-\

Definition of GATCH BED

:  a hospital bed with a frame in three movable sections equipped with mechanical spring parts that permit raising the head end, foot end, or middle as required; broadly :  hospital bed

Biographical Note for GATCH BED

Gatch, Willis Dew (1878–1954), American surgeon. Gatch did research in experimental and clinical surgery, shock occurring during or after a surgical operation, burns, and diseases of the biliary passages. He introduced his hospital bed in 1909.
February 27, 2015
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