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Scalpel - London Hospital, circa 1930 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
|Dimensions:||5 mm (Height), 137 mm (Width)|
|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|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1930|
|References:||card with exhibit.|