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Pair of Locked Gloves - Black Leather, circa 1900 Object 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.50 cm (Height), 15.00 cm (Length)

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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
Tertiary Classification: restraints
Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
References: card with exhibit. History of Medicine, Vol.3, No.1, 1972.

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