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Mouth Gag - Metal, circa 1930 Object Reg. No: SH 850209

Summary:
Used to prop mouth open for procedures such as dentistry or tonsillectomy. Used in a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1930.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.50 cm (Height), 6.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: dentistry, medical apparatus instruments, 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
Inscriptions: 1 inside, below handle join. Another mark on metal strip.
Date Used: circa 1930
References: card with exhibit.

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