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Abdominal Surgical Sucker

From the Collection of Kiewa Valley Historical Society Mount Beauty Information Centre 31 Bogong High Plains Rd Mt Beauty Victoria

Description
Used to suck fluid from abdomen.
In sealed sterile bag - 2 metal instruments. 1. long thick nail with 9 little holes in 6 rows along the length. Other end is knob with lines embossed around it. 2. Long rod with cap on which the other side of is a bent rod with 3 'beads' at the end. This rod has a hole at the other end.
Size
'Nail" 180 mm long.Holes along 60 mm of length and knob 5 mm long. 6 mm in diameter. No. 2 160 mm long. 'cap' 10 mm long. Bent rod 15 mm long. Other end 20 mm long. Rod 4 mm in diameter
Object Registration
KVHS 0557
Keywords
medical instrument. hospital equipment. tawonga. mt beauty.abdomen
Historical information
This medical instrument was used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was built in the 1950s specifically for the increase in population due to the Kiewa Hydro Scheme.
Significance
Historical: Shows the development of scientific hospital equipment. Provenance: Used in the Tawonga District General Hospital which was remote and therefore required good equipment.
Last updated
27 Jul 2017 at 4:42PM