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Cassette Tape - Interview, Dr Cunningham Dax, 27 Apr 1992 Audiovisual Reg. No: HT 9579

Cassette Tape of an Interview with Dr Cunningham Dax on 27 April 1992. The interview with Dr Dax discusses the history of psychiatry in Victoria and information about Psychiatric Services objects in the Museum Victoria collection.

Dr Cunningham Dax was the Chairman of the Mental Health Authority from 1953-1969. In this role he visited psychiatric institutions throughout Victoria and improved their conditions.
2 Cassette tapes
Description Of Content:
Cassette tape recording of Dr Dax discussing various aspects of psychiatric institutions including patients, staff, medication and associated problems, health clinics and alcohol illnesses.
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric artefacts, staff, straight jackets, health centres, patient classifications, alcohol related illnesses, bromide intoxication, shower cabinet, typhoid, warders, making history - psych services
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 - Administration
Tertiary Classification: interviews
People Depicted: McLain, Dr Euan; Bowie, Mr; Cade, Mr John
Format: Audio Tape Recording; Compact Cassette
Place & Date Recorded: Museum of Victoria Indigenous Studies Department, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 27 Apr 1992
Interviewer: Ms Elizabeth Willis - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 27 Apr 1992
Interviewer: Ms Karen Twigg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 27 Apr 1992
Interviewer: Ms D Williams, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 27 Apr 1992
Interviewee: Dr Eric Cunningham Dax, Kew, Victoria, Australia, 27 Apr 1992

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