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Pelvimeter - Chrome, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850492

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 37.00 cm (Height), 19.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric 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: "27" inside arms; "RAMSAY CHROME" engraved on arm.
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1920

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