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dc.contributor.authorBradley, J
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-15T02:41:18Z
dc.date.available2021-01-15T02:41:18Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationBradley, J. (2020). A Tale of Two Objects: Electro-Convulsive Therapy, History, and the Politics of Museum Display. Health and History, 22 (2), pp.26-45. https://doi.org/10.5401/healthhist.22.2.0026.
dc.identifier.issn1442-1771
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/258704
dc.description.abstractThis essay offers a biography of two Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT) machines: the Bini-Cerletti machine used for the very first shock treatments and now housed in the History of Medicine Museum, Rome; and a machine from Adelaide based upon H.M. Birch's original design and used to give the first shock treatments in Australia. In discussing these objects, I take a number of steps. Firstly, a short history of ECT introduces the major debates around the therapy and its history. Secondly, the machines are positioned within this history. Thirdly, the machines 'function within the galleries is discussed. Finally, I ask how these objects might be presented in a way that better reflects their history and the history of psychiatry more generally.
dc.publisherAustralian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine
dc.titleA Tale of Two Objects: Electro-Convulsive Therapy, History, and the Politics of Museum Display
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.5401/healthhist.22.2.0026
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Historical and Philosophical Studies
melbourne.source.titleHealth and History
melbourne.source.volume22
melbourne.source.issue2
melbourne.source.pages26-45
melbourne.elementsid1488223
melbourne.contributor.authorBradley, James
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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