Alternative Name(s): ECT Machine

Electro-Convulsive Therapy Machine manufactured by Both Equipment Pty. Ltd, circa 1930. It was used for electro-convulsive shock therapy at a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia

Physical Description

Electroconvulsive therapy machine in blue plastic case with leather handle. Brand name 'Both'. Panel of machine includes a scale for measuring ohms and volts; a knob for administering volts from 70 to 160; two red lights; a tele- phone dial numbered 1-0; a green light; a knob to be turned from 'Test' to 'Shock'; and a knob labelled 'Adjust Ohms'. A white electric flex cord for conveying current is also included.


Example of medical treatment administered in mental health hospitals in Victoria Australia

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