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Straitjacket - Cream Canvas, circa 1920s Reg. No: SH 850396
- Straitjacket - Cream Canvas. Alternative Name(s): Straightjacket. Used in mental health hospital in Victoria Australia for restraining patients.
- Hip-length, canvas straitjacket with long sleeves with the ends sewn into hip-level pockets. Opens right down the back and fastens by 4 canvas straps which thread into locking buckles. There is also a broad canvas belt sewn on in the front and secured at the back with 2 straps and buckles. Jacket has very stiff, double-layered round neck. Canvas is white. Not a large size.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||93.00 cm (Height), 62.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, uniforms, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Medicine in Society Collection, Psychiatric Services Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Clinical|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, Circa 1900|
|References:||Stoller, R. & Emmerson, R. History of Medicine, Vol.3 No.1 1972.|