Name/TitleInstrument: "Solila" Surgical Hypodermic Needles
About this object"Solila" Surgical Hypodermic Needles, 2 of possible 12 remaining in box. Engraved on the needles are 17 and Solila. In cardboard box with blue covering bu the label has been removed. Although the label has been removed these would have likely been distriubuted by The Amalgamated Dental Co. Ltd.
This item was one of several items in a bag that belonged to Doctor Mary Walker, a Scot who came to Adelaide in 1953. Her specialty was Obstetrics and Gynaecology and she worked at the Queen Victoria Hospital until 1979. She would take this bag with her to deliveries. The Hospital's theatre block was named the Mary Walker Wing in her memory.
Date MadeCa 1950s
Medium and MaterialsCardboard, surgical steel
MeasurementsNeedles: L 9.2cm x W 0.8cm
Box: L 16cm x W 7cm x D 1.7cm
CollectionCalvary Hospital Collection