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Dental Wax, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850039

Dental Wax, circa 1920. Used in a psychiatric hospital Lakeside Mental Hospital, in Ballarat, Victoria Australia circa 1920. Used in the dental surgery for making dental impressions.
12 small sheets of dental wax, thin and semi-transparent, coloured pale yellow. Three of the sheets are wrapped around and melted onto a flat square piece of lead. (The two materials appear to have become congealed during long storage.)
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Lakeside Mental Hospital
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.00 cm (Height), 8.50 cm (Width), 11.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, dental apparatus instruments, psychiatric hospitals, 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 - Dentistry
Tertiary Classification: dental prosthetics
Place & Date Used: Lakeside Mental Hospital, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1920
References: Card with exhibit

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