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Mouth Gag - Metal, circa 1850 Object Reg. No: SH 850140

Mouth Gag - Metal, circa 1850. According to Dr Herbert Bower mouth gags were used to protect the tongues of patients whilst experiencing epileptic seizures in a psychiatric hospital in Victoria Australia.
Metal mouth gag, with two arms and a metal ring at the top to hold the tongue of the patient. Metal arms are flexible.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.00 cm (Height), 7.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, medical apparatus instruments, 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 - Surgery
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1850

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