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Electro-Convulsive Therapy Machine - Headpiece, circa 1940 Object Reg. No: SH 850174

Electro-Convulsive Therapy Machine - Headpiece, Circa 1940. Used in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia.
Electro-convulsive therapy machine fitting is an electrode for applying to the head of patient. It is a small metal disc (7cm) with brown bakelite centre, ridged in spiral pattern with electric cord issuing out one side and small 2 prong plug on other end of cord (to plug into E.C.T. machine)
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.50 cm (Width), 16.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, medical equipment, 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: treatment equipment
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, Circa 1940

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