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Spittoon - Dr Dettweiler, circa 1910 Reg. No: SH 850198
- Alternative Name(s): Sputum Bottle, Sputum Flask
Spittoon or sputum flask, manufactured by Dr Dettweiler, circa 1910. Used by patients in a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia. Used for the collection of the bronchial secretions that come up after coughing.
- Little pocket flask, egg-shape, deep blue glass with flat sides. Has flip-top lid, spring hinge operating on press-button. Inside is a funnel to let saliva pass through. Spittoon stands securely on the capsule. Rubber ring is fitted inside lid.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||10.40 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Width), 16.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||infectious diseases, psychiatric hospitals, public health, tuberculosis, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Clinical|
|Inscriptions:||GEHEIMRATA/Dr Dettweiler's/Taschenflasche/fur Hustende (on lid); Dr Dettweiler written on front and back; MSC on base.|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1870|