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

Summary:
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
Description:
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 Hospital, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.90 cm (Height), 35.60 cm (Width), 35.60 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: medicines, mental health, mental health institutions, pharmaceuticals, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services
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 Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960
Place & Date Used: Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960

Comments

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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