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Electrocardiograph Machine - Medical Instrument Co., 'Cardiotrace', circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 923182

Summary:
Electrocardiograph machine made by Medical Instrument Company Pty.Ltd. Cardiotrace Serial No.3233, circa 1920 used at a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia.

An electrocardiograph measures the electrical activity of the heart.
Description:
Cardiotrace Electrocardiograph Machine in blue plastic case with black handle. Contains electric cord, cords to link electrodes, graph paper to measure heart beats, and instruments on panel marked 'stylus heat', 'off', 'run', 'position', 'test', 'record', '1', '2', '3', 'aVR', 'aVL', 'aVP', 'V', '1/2V', 'lmV', marker.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 16.00 cm (Height), 21.50 cm (Width), 28.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, 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 - Surgery
Tertiary Classification: diagnostics
Inscriptions: Cardiotrace Heat Mark III Electrocardiograph/Voltage 220-240 A/C /Frequency 50 cycles per second/Watts 45 serial 3233/Caution: Refer to Manual for full detail.
Manufacturer: Medical Instrument Co. Pty. Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1920
Place & Date Used: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920

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