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Medical Instrument - Mona Robert Airway Device, circa 1940 Object Reg. No: SH 850156

The Mona Robert oropharyngeal airway device is a metal piece used for keeping air passages open during anaesthesia. It is a flattened anatomically curved tube, holes at the side and the dorsal surface near the distal end of the tube, and a flange at the proximal end to prevent overinsertion. Used in applying anaesthetics for surgery or dental work on patients in mental health hospitals in Victoria, Australia, circa 1940
shallowly curved, wide flat stain steel tube, open at both ends. It has a slightly sorrugated, square plate (with one small oval hole, apart from the mouth hole) framing one opening. The other end has a round hole through top and bottom and oblong holes in each side as well as the open end of the tube.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.00 cm (Height), 4.70 cm (Width), 11.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: anaesthetic equipment, 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 - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Inscriptions: Engraved: MADE BY E.A.D. SYDNEY.
Manufacturer: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1940
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1940
References: card with exhibit. Down Bros and Mayer & Phelps Ltd. "Surgical Instruments, Appliances and Hospital Equipment". London 1955.

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