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Listed under:  Health  >  Drugs  >  Anaesthetics

Milton Coutt's anaesthetic machine, c1939

Manufactured in 1939, this anaesthetic machine was used by the surgical unit at Mont Park Mental Hospital in the Melbourne surburb of Bundoora.


Schimmelbusch's anaesthetic mask, c1950

This Schimmelbusch's chloroform mask was used in dental or medical surgery to anaesthetise patients at a Victorian mental hospital. It is 10.50 cm long, 6.00 cm wide 19.00 cm high.


Bellamy Gardner's anaesthetic mask, c1950

Devised by Bellamy Gardner, this chloroform mask was used in dental or medical surgery at a Victorian mental hospital to anaesthetise patients. It is 8.50 cm long, 6.00 cm wide and 15.50 cm high.


Teenagers at the beach with a transistor radio, 1965

This is a black-and-white photograph showing two teenagers on the beach listening to their transistor radio in 1965. Wearing swimming costumes, they are lying on towels with bottles of soft drink in their hands. Several people can be seen relaxing on the beach behind them.


Boer War hospital ward, 1899-1902

This is a black-and-white photograph taken during the Boer War in South Africa in a hospital ward showing 14 wounded men in bed or sitting beside their beds; and probably a male orderly and a female nurse are standing in the far corner. The room is decorated with flags, paper lanterns and decorations. The photograph measures ...


Phial of ethyl borone (local anaesthetic)

This phial contained ethyl borone, a chemical used to anaesthetise patients at a mental health institution in Beechworth, Victoria. This item is 21.00 cm long, 5.60 cm wide and 4.90 cm high.