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Retractor - Tonsil, circa 1930 Object Reg. No: SH 850075

Summary:
Used to position tonsils for excision in a tonsillectomy. Used in the surgery at Mont Park Mental Hospital, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia circa 1930.
Description:
Tonsil retractor blade is flat and curved - wider at the end, with an oval-shape hole and rounded end. Flattened tubular handle with ridged thumbgrip.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mont Park Mental Hospital (Asylum)
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 120 mm (Height), 29 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, surgical apparatus 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 - Surgery
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Place & Date Used: Mont Park Mental Hospital (Asylum), Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930

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