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Needles - Surgical, Denyer Brothers, Circa 1930 Object Reg. No: SH 850338

Summary:
Needles - Surgical, Denyer Brothers, Circa 1930. Reportedly used to suture hare lips in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria, Australia.
Description:
Four surgical needles with hooks bent around into rings at one end and fine, flattened blades at the other. Used for sewing hare lips. There are two 7.5cm and two 6cm needles in a packet for 6 needles. They are wrapped in black paper inside a white outer wrapper with a black label.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.50 cm (Height), 3.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, surgery, 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 - Surgery
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Inscriptions: SURGICAL NEEDLES/DENYER BROTHERS/MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY printed on label. HARE LIP PINS printed on sticker. 1/2DOZ Ass stamped on front of packet.
Manufacturer: Denyer Brothers, Sydney, Australia, Circa 1930
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1930
References: label of exhibit

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