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Laryngeal Mirror - Oral, Metal, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850141

Summary:
Laryngeal mirror used for examining throats and mouths of patients at mental health hospitals in Victoria, Australia, 1848-1950.
Description:
Laryngeal mirror the size of a 1 cent coin. Has brass backing and frame. The handle is a very slightly curved brass stick, which is bent at one end, where it is soldered to the back of the mirror so the mirror is angled downward.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1.50 cm (Width), 14.50 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: medical diagnostic tests, mirrors, psychiatric hospitals, 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
Inscriptions: Engraved: 2.
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1900
References: card with exhibit.

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