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Pelvimeter - Chrome, circa 1920 Reg. No: SH 850492
- Pelvimeter used in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia circa 1920. Used by doctors to measure the width of a patient's pelvis. Usually used to measure width of female pelvis to determine if a baby could be delivered vaginally.
- Pelvimeter is marked in centimetres on gauge, hinged with adjustable screw on one side. Bold curve of arms, shaped like a stethoscope, closed balled tips.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
|Dimensions:||37.00 cm (Height), 19.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||hospitals, psychiatric services, 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|
|Inscriptions:||"27" inside arms; "RAMSAY CHROME" engraved on arm.|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1920|