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Scalpel - London Hospital, circa 1930 Object Reg. No: SH 850143

Used for making surgical incisions. Used in a mental health hospital surgery in Victoria, Australia, circa 1930.
"London Hospital" dissector is double ended with a tiny, sharp, spear-shaped instrument at one end and at the other a blunt, slightly rounded, oblong- shaped head, flat on one side and rounded on the other (like a tiny cricket bat). Silver? The middle section is a chrome plated tube with brass screws at each end. Tubular, slightly tapered caps screw on to make a compact case. They are also chrome plated. Made of plated metal.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5 mm (Height), 137 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: 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: Victoria, Australia, circa 1930
References: card with exhibit.

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