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

Summary:
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
Description:
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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