"Ectonustim 3" electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machine, with headset, by Ectron Ltd, England, 1958-1965
Ectonustim 3' electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machine, with scalp electrodes, by Ectron Ltd, England, 1958-1965. ECT involves the transmission of an electrical current to the brain in timed pulses, causing a convulsion or seizure. The intention being to 'shock' a patient out of a severe mental disorder. It is a controversial therapy but one that is still sometimes used, mainly in the treatment of severe depression.
- Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
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overall (case closed): 160 mm x 275 mm x 280 mm,
overall (headset): 40 mm x 150 mm x 320 mm,
overall (case open): 320 mm
- mental illness
- Ectron Limited
- Permanent collection
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