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Carmalt's Tongue Holding Forceps - Medicon, Metal, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850134

Summary:
Used for surgery in a mental health hospital in Victoria circa 1920. Positions the tongue of an unconscious patient forward; possibly used during tonsillectomies. May also have been used for patients with epilepsy. Made by Medicon. Used in Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Description:
Carmalt's tongue holding forceps. Pin blade is bent at right angle which fits into a hole. Two grooves secure forceps firmly and lock the pin blade into hole. Forceps are scissor-shape.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9 mm (Height), 57 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: medical apparatus instruments, psychiatric hospitals, surgery, 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
Inscriptions: Engraved: RAMSAY/22/ADEY.
Manufacturer: Medicon, Germany, circa 1920
Place Used: Parkville, Victoria, Australia
References: card with exhibit.

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