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Pleural Aspirator - Stainless Steel Box with Detachable Stand, circa 1950 Reg. No: SH 850203
- Used to drain fluid from lungs of patientswho were in Victorian mental health hospitals, circa 1950. Used particularly in cases of pleurisy.
- Chest aspirator, for draining fluid from lungs, consisting only of suction pump and aspirating bottle cork with air inlet taps. The suction pump is shaped like a metal syringe with a straight pump handle. The outlet end is a ball surmounted by a fine, screw-on nozzle with washer. The rubber cork has a fine metal tube irregularly shaped protruding below it and running up to a flat lid to the cork, out of which 2 tubes which has two tiny air inlet taps curve. The aspirator is in a stain steel box with detachable stand, shaped and has clamps to hold all parts. Trocards, needles, cannulas, aspirating bottle and hosing are missing.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||20.00 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 10.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||breathing apparatus, 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 - Surgery|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1950|
|References:||card with exhibit. Parce, Evelyn; "Instruments, Appliances and Theatre Technique", Faber & Faber, London. 1950.|