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Pleural Aspirator - Stainless Steel Box with Detachable Stand, circa 1950 Object 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.00 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 10.00 cm (Length)

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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
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1950
References: card with exhibit. Parce, Evelyn; "Instruments, Appliances and Theatre Technique", Faber & Faber, London. 1950.

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