a bed having side rails that can be raised or lowered and a mattress base in three jointed sections so that the head, foot, or middle may be raised by a crank or motor, allowing a patient to lie in various positions, as a therapeutic aid or for comfort.
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- hospital corner,
- hospital formulary,
- hospital gangrene,
- hospital light,
- hospital pass
Origin of hospital bed
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for hospital bed
His ambition then was to be pale, consumptive, to drink the dregs of poverty's poisoned chalice, and to toss on a hospital-bed.