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Chart - Dietary, Victorian Hospitals for the Insane, 1 Feb 1910 Document Reg. No: SH 850385

Summary:
Dietary chart for Victorian Hospitals for the Insane dated 1 February 1910. This dietary chart outlines the daily allowances for patients and attendants in Victorian Hospitals for the Insane. It was approved by the Governor of Victoria and Executive Council on 11 January 1910. This chart was used in a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia. It is an example of diet and nutrition at psychiatric hospitals in Victoria, Australia.

The chart sets out rations of bread, butter, tea, sugar milk, jam, golden syrup, oatmeal, meat, potatoes, rice (Wednesday and Friday), and peas for patients and attendants. Working patients were rationed additional bread and some cheese; paying patients received more bread and some coffee, and attendants had rations of cheese, coffee and flour added to their allocations. Extra allowances of flour, sugar, currants or raisins were given on on Christmas Day and the Sovereign's birthday.
Description:
Paper chart with printed black text in wooden frame with glass.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 41.00 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Width), 28.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric services, diet nutrition, hospitals, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Diet & Nutrition in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: rules & regulations
Inscriptions: Printed on top of chart: 'DIETARY SCALES FOR PATIENTS AND ATTENDANTS, HOSPITALS FOR THE INSANE. / [extensive text] / HOSPITALS FOR THE INSANE. - DIET SCALE No. 1, 1st FEBRUARY 1910. - DAILY ALLOWANCES FOR PATIENTS AND ATTENDANTS. / [extensive text]'
Place & Date Issued: Victoria, Australia, 1 Feb 1910
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1910
References: Actual Dietary Chart

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