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Electro-Convulsive Therapy Machine - AWA Minecta, circa 1957 Object Reg. No: SH 850634

Summary:
Used for electro-convulsive therapy treatment on patients in mental health hospitals in Victoria, Australia. Made by Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA), circa 1953 - 1960
Description:
Electro-convulsive therapy machine in a square, white wooden case. There are two wires which come out from side of case. Machine consists of two fuse- plugs, a "treat" metal button, two torch bulbs for "treat" and "mains", voltage selector 1-7 and main switch. Attached is a black electrical cord on outside of case.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.30 cm (Height), 20.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: electrotherapeutical apparatus, psychiatric hospitals
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: treatment equipment
Inscriptions: AWA MINECTA/ELECTROTHERAPY Unit/Type R56044/ ELECTRONIC TIMING printed on top of machine.
Manufacturer: Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd (AWA), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1957
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1953-1960
References: card with exhibit.

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