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gatch bed

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noun, often capitalized \ˈgach-\

Medical Definition of gatch bed

  1. :  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.


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