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Mouth Gag - Metal, circa 1850 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
|Dimensions:||13.00 cm (Height), 7.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, Circa 1850|