Bill Hillman's EduTech Project
presents
A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE
BRANDON MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE
MUSEUM & GROUNDS
TREATMENT ~ Part 1



Student Nurse's UniformNurse's UniformNurse's Uniform
Nurses Uniforms
The original uniform was a dress covered by a bib and apron.
Later it was changed to a one-piece dress

Straight Jacket
Straight Jacket
This was used to restrain patients from
injuring themselves or other patients.
Wrist and Ankle Restraints
Wrist and Ankle Restraints
were used for very disturbed patients ~
mostly males.

Cage Bed
This cage bed was used to
restrain very disturbed patients.
Bed with Restraints
These restraints were used to restrain patients
coming out of insulin coma
so they would not fall out of bed.


Electric Shock Machine
These are electric shock treatment machines used in the 1940s.
Electro convulsive therapy first began in 1937.



This is the first E.E.G. machine used at the hospital.
At that time all patients from the Brandon area had to
come to the mental hospital for this test.
These tests are now done at Brandon General Hospital.

Featured in this room is a 
replica of the hospital's dental office.
It was originally located in the Valleyview Building.
Later it was moved to Parkland.


Dental InstrumentsDental Drugs and EquipmentDental Drugs and Equipment
Samples of drugs and other dental equipment used in the dental office.

Tour guide Ryan in the chair

Diseased Organs and Tissues Specimens
Specimens which were taken by the lab, probably
following a postmortem to determine cause of patients' deaths.
Vaccines
Samples of tetanus, polio, and measles vaccines
used to immunize the patients and staff.


Lab EquipmentLab Fridge
A display of lab equipment ~ including a small fridge used for storing specimens.
Centrifuge
A centrifuge used for mixing up 
samples of blood to prevent separation.
Diseased Liver
Sample of a diseased liver,
possibly from an alcoholic patient.

BMHC WEB TOUR DIRECTORY
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Welcome to BMHC
Meet Your Curator and Guide
Administration
Support Services
Recreation & Leisure Time
Treatment I
Tour of the Grounds
Treatment II
BMHC History Book Intro
Cemetery and Cairns
Photo Gallery
Larger Images Gallery
BMHC Cemetery and 
Commemorative Cairns (original)
BMHC Cemetery (south) and 
New Commemorative Cairn
BMHC Cemetery (north) and 
New Commemorative Cairn
.
Asylum Fire of 1910
Parkland Building 
100th Anniversary
Photos and Webpage Design by Museum Volunteer Bill Hillman
Tour Text by Jessie Little
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