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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.
- Statement Of Significance:
- This soap is an example of occupational activities undertaken by patients at mental health hospitals in Victoria Australia in the late 1800s. It also illustrates the hygiene products used at mental health hospitals in Victoria, Australia
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Kew Mental Hospital (Asylum)
|Tagged with:||hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, 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, Bathing & hygiene within Victorian Mental Health Institutions|
|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|