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Straitjacket - Cotton, 1992 Object Reg. No: SH 961554

Cotton straitjacket made in 1992. This restraining device was made at Mont Park Sewing Room, at Mont park, a mental health hospital in Bundoora, Victoria. This straitjacket is an example of restraints used and made in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria, Australia.
Cotton straitjacket there is a belt/restraint which loops around the upper arms across the front and back and around the waist.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from North Eastern Metropolitan Psychiatric Services, 1996
Discipline: History
Dimension Comment: Measurement From Conservation.

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Tagged with: mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, institutional care, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: restraints
Place & Date Made: Mont Park Sewing Room, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, 1992

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