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Electro-Convulsive Therapy Machine - Ectron Ltd, circa 1940 Object Reg. No: SH 850262

Summary:
ECT or electro-convulsive therapy machine used in psychiatric hospital in Victoria Australia, circa 1940. Made: Ectron Limited
Description:
Electro-convulsive apparatus is an oblong box with a plastic handle in the centre on top. Two light bulbs each side and a main power switch with a metal push-button. Has electrical cord and power point. Part missing.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.00 cm (Height), 10.60 cm (Width), 10.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, 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: treatment equipment
Inscriptions: Ectron/ELECTROCONVULSANT APPARATUS/A.C.MAINS only - Volts 240,210,110/ Ectron Limited/Baldock-Herts-England/No.359 printed on card.
Manufacturer: Ectron Limited, Baldock, England, Great Britain, Circa 1940
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1940 or later

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