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Haemoglobinometer - Hellige, circa 1940 Object Reg. No: SH 850514

Summary:
Haemoglobinometer - Hellige, circa 1940. Made: Hellige Distributed by Ramsay, W. Pty Ltd., 340 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
Used in the surgery of a psychiatric hospital in Victoria Australia. Tested the colour of the haemoglobin to determine blood haemoglobin levels - low haemoglobin levels are a sign of anaemia
Description:
Sahli-type haemoglobinometer for measuring haemoglobin content of blood. Consists of a square glass measuring tube (with yellow scale - sahli units - and red scale - percentage values, printed on opposite sides), pipette (fine glass tube with 1 tapered, closed end and 1 originally attached to short rubber tube ending in fine bakelite nozzle); 1 short, sharp, hollow-ended stain steel needle, 1 fine glass rod, 1 small square glass bottle with black bakelite lid and 1 colour standard which is an upright oblong, black bakelite box (9.5x4cm)on slightly wider base, through top of which measuring tube can be placed.In front a window showing side of measuring tube down the middle. Contained in a maroon papercovered plywood box.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 16.00 cm (Height), 5.50 cm (Width), 10.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, medical diagnostic tests, blood analysers, 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 - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Inscriptions: HELLIGE/20cmm; Non Stain Steel.
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1940
Manufacturer: F. Hellige & Co., Circa 1940
Distributor: W. Ramsay Pty. Ltd., Circa 1940
References: Felton,Grimwade & Duerdins Pty Ltd. 1948 Catalogue of Surgical Instruments,Hospital Supplies and Guide to Instr.for Ops. Melbourne 1948.

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