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A health insurance company advertisement featuring nurses adjusting an improved traction bed for a patient, 1960s

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Two White female nurses adjust a support system that surrounds a White woman patient in a bed.
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    American Republic Insurance Co., Des Moines, IA
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    Health Care Today
    This "Balkan Frame" Bed uses weights to relieve the pressure on an injured patient's neck or back. It helps relieve pain and helps bring about faster recovery. This same bed is also used to counterbalance fractured arms or legs.