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Melbourne University Medical History Museum Medical Quackery

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Brief description

This collection consists of 15 objects relating to the history of alternative medical practises commonly referred to as 'quackery'. Most are from the nineteenth and early twentieth and including five Révulseur or ""Lebenswecker"" apparatus, vibrators and a phrenology bust.

Full description

This collection consists of 15 objects relating to the history of alternative medical practises commonly referred to as 'quackery'. Most are from the nineteenth and early twentieth and including five Révulseur or ""Lebenswecker"" apparatus consisting of 30 or more gold-plated needles used to scarify the skin in preparation for "Oleum Baunscheidtii"" (the museum hold original bottles) which contained cyanide, croton oil and other irritants to cause eruptions. An electrical vibrator for massage by Sanax, a hand cranked ""Veedee"" vibrator by J.E. Garratt from 1906, and a battery powered Everready"" ""Medical Coil"" No. 87 vibrator. A Sterling 'Violet' ray apparatus donated to the Victorian Branch of the Australian Medical Association which once belonged to Sir Cecil Colville and a 'Violleta' model also by Sterling. Lastly the museum holds a porcelain phrenology bust from Harold Attwood's collection.

Significance

This collection contains a range of medical and scientific instruments of significance to the history of Science in Australia.

Data time period: 1840 to 1960

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Spatial Coverage And Location

text: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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