Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machine, with head electrodes

Made:
1945-1960 in England

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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machine, with head electrodes, Model R1135, from St Aubry's Hospital, no maker marked,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machine, with head electrodes, Model R1135, from St Aubry's Hospital, no maker marked,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machine, with head electrodes, Model R1135, from St Aubry's Hospital, no maker marked,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machine, with head electrodes, Model R1135, from St Aubry's Hospital, no maker marked,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machine, with head electrodes, Model R1135, from St Aubry's Hospital, no maker marked,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machine, with head electrodes, Model R1135, from St Aubry's Hospital, no maker marked,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machine, with two head electrodes and handles, Model R1135, from St Audry's Hospital, SIFAM Electrical Instruments LTD England, 1945-1960. Voltage meter made by AEI.

St Audry’s Hospital opened in 1765 as a workhouse for the poor. It became the Suffolk County Lunatic Asylum in 1827. The hospital was also known as St Audry’s Hospital for Mental Diseases from 1917. The hospital and the associated Asylum Museum shut down in the late 1980s. This object was once used at St Audry's and later displayed at the museum.

Details

Category:
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Object Number:
1990-183/6
Materials:
case, wood, control panel, plastic, electrodes, metal, plastic and vulcanite
type:
electroconvulsive therapy machine
credit:
East Suffolk Health Authority

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