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Mouth Gag - Metal, circa 1930 Reg. No: SH 850209
- Used to prop mouth open for procedures such as dentistry or tonsillectomy. Used in a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1930.
- Mouth gag has a broad handle, hollowed inside has indented finger grip. Metal strip with ridges on edges, adjustable button-shape nut for extending curved arms.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||19.50 cm (Height), 6.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||dentistry, medical apparatus instruments, psychiatric hospitals, surgical apparatus instruments|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||1 inside, below handle join. Another mark on metal strip.|
|Date Used:||circa 1930|
|References:||card with exhibit.|