Sutures - Silkworm Gut, G.F.Merson Ltd., Circa 1940. Made: [illeg.] F.Merson Ltd. Manufacturer: G.F.Merson Ltd. [independent research]. Used in the surgery at Mayday Hills Hospital, a mental health hospital in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia

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Long glass phial with metal screw-top lid containing several lengths of silk- worm gut wound around a black, notched strip of rubber/plastic, held in a clear liquid. Phial has a brown-printed label and is contained in a tube-like card- board box covered in light green textured paper with two printed labels.


Example of medical equipment used in psychiatric hospitals in Victoria Australia

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