Used for passing a ligature around an artery. Used in the surgery at Mont Park Mental Hospital, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930.

Physical Description

Aneurysm needle curves into a flat hook. It has a flattened head, 5mm wide, with a groove running along the top and a 4cm long eye 5cm in from its rounded tip. It has a long, flat handle with slightly concave sides.


Example of surgical equipment used in Victorian mental health hospitals

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