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Cervical Dilators - Francis & Co, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: SH 850207

Cervical Dilators - Francis & Co, circa 1950. Used to dilate cervix during surgery in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria Australia
Set of 8 dilators for dilating cervix. Slightly curved metal tubes (in very flattened S-shape) with rounded point on each end. There is a ridge around the middle of each dilator where the 2 halves of slightly different diameter have been welded together. Dilators range in diameter from .3 to 1.5cm. They ae contained in a brown cotton roll-up case with graded size individual sleeves for dilators. It has protective flap and pink tape ties. Case has pink tape binding.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 22.00 cm (Height), 14.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, surgery, women s issues, childbirth, 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
Inscriptions: One pair of numbers engraved near waist of each dilator: FRANCIS & CO/ MELBOURNE.
Manufacturer: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, by 1950
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1950
Manufacturer: Francis & Co., Circa 1950
References: card with exhibit.

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