Eddie Butler looks at the development of the splint, originally designed by Hugh Owen Thomas and used in World War One. Although formally trained in medicine, much of what Hugh Thomas knew was handed down by his family, known as the Anglesey Bone Setters.

This clip is from:
Conflict
First broadcast:
17 March 2010

Before watching the clip, students could describe the modern medical methods for dealing with bone fractures. They could then suggest what might happen to an injured patient if these methods didn't exist. Learners could create a flow diagram explaining each step of the process to explain how a splint was used on patients or gather evidence to prove that the splint was a turning point in the medical treatment of bone fractures.