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Prescription Book - Receiving House Royal Park Mental Hospital, circa 1949 Document Reg. No: SH 850088

Used for recording prescriptions dispensed to patients at the Receiving House Royal Park Mental Hospital 1941 - 1956, a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia.Entries handwritten in ink. Gives names of patients, dates and contents of prescriptions. In front is section for staff to sign for pharmacy keys. At back is list of bulk orders for each year and inside back cover prescription for routine "build up" of patients.
It is a large, lined notebook with blue oilcloth cover, halfbound in blue leather. End-papers grey.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Park Psychiatric Hospital (Mental Asylum)
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 33.00 cm (Height), 5.00 cm (Width), 23.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: log books, mental health, mental health institutions, pharmacy equipment, psychiatric hospitals, public parks, 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 - Nursing
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Rx/July 1941/1 painted in white on spine. MENTAL HOSPITAL AND RECEIVING HOUSE/ Royal Park - printed on paper glued inside front cover. May 56 on spine.
Date Made: circa 1949
Place & Date Used: Receiving House, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1949
References: information in exhibit.


I am interested in finding out more about the former mental hospital in parkville since demolished Posted on 13 Nov 2009 11:26 AM
I am interested in history & love photos to look over but I cannot find mouch on this subject on the net can you tell me where I acn find photos & more info? Much appreciated thanks :)
Discovery Centre Posted on 15 Dec 2009 4:57 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi there. You might want to start your research with the National Trust http://www.nattrust.com.au/trust_register/search_the_register/royal_park_psychiatric_hospital and the Victorian Heritage Database http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/places/heritage/2633

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