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Electro-Convulsive Therapy Machine - Edison Swan Electric Co, circa 1960 Object Reg. No: SH 850522

Summary:
Electro-Convulsive Therapy Machine manufactured by Edison Swan Electric Co, circa 1960. It was used for electro-convulsive therapy of patients in mental health hospitals in Victoria, Australia. This machine is an example of the medical equipment used in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria, Australia.
Description:
Electro-convulsive therapy machine in a metal box-shape machine with handle each side. Sloping control panel with numerous dials. Electric cord attached to hole in back. One electrode for head; two round plastic rings on long electrical cord. All contained in a light tan gladstone bag.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 28.00 cm (Height), 35.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric services, hospitals, medical equipment
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: EQUIPMENT Serial No. SS375/MANUFACTURED BY/the EDISON SWAN ELECTRIC CO LTD/ 155 Charing Cross Rd. LONDON W.C.2 embossed on machine. Bag by Gloria Glove Co.
Manufacturer: The Edison Swan Electric Co. Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, circa 1960
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1960

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