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

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
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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