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Bowel Clamps - Maw London, Metal, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850078

Made by Maw London (U.K.), circa 1912 - 1950. Used in Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, circa 1912 - 1950. Used in surgery at Mont Park Mental Hospital. The metal protrusions would have been covered in rubber tubing.
Bowel clamps are scissor-shaped with fingergrip and ratchet, boxjoint with blades that are flat and rounded at the end.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mont Park Mental Hospital (Asylum)
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 10 mm (Height), 80 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: intestinal clamps, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, surgical 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 - Surgery
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Inscriptions: On shaft: MAW LONDON.
Manufacturer: Maw, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1920
Place & Date Used: Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, 1912-1950
References: S Maw, Son & Sons. Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Appliances. London. 1905.

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