Oscillograph used for Electroencephalography

Made:
1939-1960 in London
manufacturer:
A C Cossor Limited

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Cossor Oscillograph model 1049, with camera model 1428, by A. C. Cossor Ltd., London, used in EEG work at Hurstwood Park Hospital, 1939-1960.

An oscillograph is used to measure electrical changes that go up and down again (oscillations) and produce a graph of those changes. This example is fitted with a camera so photographs could be taken of the graphs. This example was used in EEG (electroencephalography) At Hurstwood Park Hospital. An electroencephalogram or EEG is a recording of electrical signals within the brain. This example was used at Hurstwood Park Hospital. The hospital became a pioneering centre for neurosurgery during the Second World War.

Details

Category:
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Object Number:
1996-271/28
type:
oscilloscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • oscillograph
credit:
Princess Royal Hospital

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