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- A Place & Date Used Bundoora, Australia
Tongue Depressor - Metal, circa 1950 Reg. No: SH 850052
- Made: circa 1912 - 1950. Used: Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, circa 1912 - 1950. Used in the surgery of Mont Park Mental Hospital. This is an example of surgical equipment used at Victorian psychiatric hospitals
- Folding tongue depressor has 2 very slightly curved strips of metal with rounded ends, tapering slightly toward a door-type hinge. Outer ends are rounded, ridged on the inside and have large oval holes in them. One blade is slightly longer than the other.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mont Park Mental Hospital (Asylum), Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||12 mm (Height), 26 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||psychiatric hospitals, surgical instruments|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Clinical|
|Place & Date Used:||Mont Park Mental Hospital (Asylum), Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950|
|References:||Felton,Grimwade & Duerdins Ltd. 1938 Illustrated Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Appliances Melbourne 1938.Card with exhibit.|