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Soap - Carbolic, Kew Mental Hospital, circa 1880 Reg. No: SH 850027
- Bars of carbolic soap made and used at Kew Mental Hospital, a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1880. Four patients at Kew Mental Hospital were employed to make 84,600 3lb bars of soap per year.
- 3 bars and 12 broken pieces of greyish yellow handmade soap. The whole bars are 27 x 4 x 4cm but pieces range down to 3cm in length. Note 87.12 - totally disintegrated.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Kew Mental Hospital (Asylum), Office of Psychiatric Services
|Tagged with:||hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric 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 - Institutional Life|
|Place & Date Made:||Kew Mental Hospital (Asylum), Kew, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880|
|Place & Date Used:||Kew Mental Hospital (Asylum), Kew, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880|
|References:||Information included in display|