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Sutures - Silkworm Gut, G.F.Merson Ltd., Circa 1940 Object Reg. No: SH 923084

Summary:
Sutures - Silkworm Gut, G.F.Merson Ltd., Circa 1940. Made: [illeg.] F.Merson Ltd. Manufacturer: G.F.Merson Ltd. [independent research]. Used in the surgery at Mayday Hills Hospital, a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
Description:
Long glass phial with metal screw-top lid containing several lengths of silk- worm gut wound around a black, notched strip of rubber/plastic, held in a clear liquid. Phial has a brown-printed label and is contained in a tube-like card- board box covered in light green textured paper with two printed labels.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.70 cm (Width), 17.80 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: mental health, psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, medical equipment, surgery, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Psychiatric Services Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Printed label: FINEST/IOD-ASEPTIC TRADE STERILIZED MARK/QUALITY/ REGISTERED/SILKWORM/GUT/STERILE. [Extensive text].
Manufacturer: G.F. Merson Ltd., England, Great Britain, Circa 1940
Place Used: Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1940

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