This wooden medical exam table used by Dr. John Maloy at the Thunder Bay Medical Centre.   It’s black leather like material top, with one end of table that can be lifted so patients can be seated with support.  There are also many drawers and extensions.

Medical tables started being in use during the Middle Ages.  Patients would lie on firm, uncomfortable tables, that were also used to eat on.  Over the years, medical tables included straps, wheels, heavy, and very difficult to clean.  The 20th century brought forth stainless steel tables, but still very uncomfortable.  Years passed and the medical table had some more upgrades: mobility, sanitation, and lightweight were some of the features added.  Now many of these tables have the ability to move up and down, tilt, rotate, have storage, and are easy to clean.

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