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Tongue Depressor - Metal, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: SH 850076

Summary:
Made: circa 1912 - 1950. Used: Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, circa 1912 - 1950. Used in the surgery at Mont Park Mental Hospital
Description:
Tongue depressor is a metal strip with rounded ends; one slightly broader and ridged on the inside. The strip has a right-angle bend, slightly nearer the thin end. Its sides are minutely concaved.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mont Park Mental Hospital (Asylum)
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 100 mm (Height), 28 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, surgical instruments, 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
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Place & Date Used: Mont Park Mental Hospital (Asylum), Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, 1912-1950
References: card with exhibit.

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