Used for electro-convulsive therapy treatment on patients in mental health hospitals in Victoria, Australia. Made by Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. (AWA), circa 1953 - 1960

Physical Description

Electro-convulsive therapy machine in a square, white wooden case. There are two wires which come out from side of case. Machine consists of two fuse- plugs, a "treat" metal button, two torch bulbs for "treat" and "mains", voltage selector 1-7 and main switch. Attached is a black electrical cord on outside of case.


Example of medical treatments administered to patients at Victorian mental health hospitals

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