Electro Medical Shock Generator

Production date
1891-1911
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
In wooden case, approx. 13 x 13 x 15cm. Box contains CLANCHE cell components and Induction coil, appreciation devices and switches. Folding brass handle on top of lid, accessory drawer with accessories on one side.
Classification
CH classification MEDICINE Medicine electromedical equipment
Production place
Measurements
L155 x W130 x H130
Media/Materials description
Wood, bakelite, glass, copper, brass.
Signature/Marks
CARL ZOELLER & CO LTD BRISBANE
History and use
Electrotherapies have been in use since 1800s for the treatment of a range of medical conditions. This approach was largely discontinued as understanding of physiology and epidemiology improved in the twentieth century.
This particular electroshock machine was sold by Karl Zoeller, a well-known supplier of medical equipment in Brisbane at the beginning of the twentieth century.
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Registration number
H17624

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