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Pair of Locked Gloves - Black Leather, circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 850441
- Leather locked gloves used in mental health hospitals in Victoria Australia circa 1900. They were used on patients to prevent self harm or masturbation which at one stage was considered a possible cause of insanity.
- Pair of black, leather, locked gloves. Leather sewn into a bat-like shape, two slits for brown strap to slip through to secure patient's wrists.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||21.50 cm (Height), 15.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, psychiatric services, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Institutions of the Past, Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Clinical|
|Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1900|
|References:||card with exhibit. History of Medicine, Vol.3, No.1, 1972.|