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Forceps - Wilde's Entropian, circa 1950 Reg. No: SH 850148
- Used to hold and prevent bleeding in the surgical removal of an entropian (an inward folding of the eyelid) of patients in mental health hospitals in Victoria, Australia circa 1950. Entropians can be congenital.
- Lower end is shaped like a pair of tweezers with rounded end. The head of one is a curved, horizontal, oval plate, with convex side inward. The head of the other is a very fine frame, the same shape with concave side inward. Just below the head of the forceps there is a screw running between the blades and out through a hole in one. On the outside is a button-shaped nut used to adjust and hold the blades at the required angle. There is a ridged finger grip halfway up each blade.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||20 mm (Height), 25 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||eyes, psychiatric hospitals, surgical apparatus instruments|
|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, by 1950|
|References:||card with exhibit.|