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Prescription Book - Receiving House Royal Park Mental Hospital, 1956-1957 Reg. No: SH 850090
- Prescription Book for Receiving House, Royal Park Mental Hospital, 1956-1957. It was used in the pharmacy of Royal Park Mental Hospital and Receiving House for dispensing drugs to patients. This book provides an example of the pharmaceuticals prescribed to patients in mental health hospitals in Victoria, Australia.
- Prescription book records patient's name (and when an out-patient, their address). Inculdes doctors names and drugs and doses prescribed. Book has a red half leather binding cover with blue lined paper with red columns. The book dated 1st June '56 - 28th November '57. In the back of the book is a list of firms from whom drugs were purchased.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Royal Park Psychiatric Hospital (Mental Asylum)
|Dimensions:||39.00 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 26.80 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric services, pharmaceuticals, hospitals, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Nursing|
|Inscriptions:||Rx June 1956 - Nov.'57 is written in white ink on spine.|
|Place & Date Used:||Royal Park Psychiatric Hospital (Mental Asylum), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 1956-1957|
|References:||Due to privacy issues the book is on closed access unitl 2032.|