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Pill Tray - Mayday Hills Hospital, Wood & Metal, circa 1960 Object Reg. No: SH 923171

Pill Tray - Mayday Hills Hospital, Wood & Metal, circa 1960. Pill tray used by nurses to distribute medications to patients at a mental health hospital Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960. Possibly made onsite in the carpenter's workshop at Mayday Hills Hospital. Used into the 1980s
Circular piece of wood with three concentric grooves and embedded metal strip radiating from centre to form compartments. A cotton reel is nailed to the centre and from this extends a metal loop with which to carry the tray. Compartments are labelled with patient's name and medication in ink on adhesive cloth bandage.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Mental Hospital, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.90 cm (Height), 35.60 cm (Width), 35.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: medicines, mental health, mental health institutions, pharmaceuticals, psychiatric hospitals
Themes this item is part of: Past Treatment for Thinking Disorders, Psychiatric Institutions of the Past, History of Psychotropic Drugs, Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Inscribed below many compartments, blue ink on adhesive cloth "[Patients' names and type and dose of medication]".
Place & Date Made: Mayday Hills Mental Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960
Place & Date Used: Mayday Hills Mental Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960


Kim Posted on 25 Nov 2011 2:41 PM
It would be great if one could zoom in on the photo or have other photos of the object with close ups allow the labels to be read.

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