Obstetrical Forceps


This type of obstetrical forceps, with a screw in the handle, was introduced by George Thomson Elliot (1827-1871), a New York obstetrician.

Ref: George T. Elliott, “Description of a New Midwifery Forceps, Having a Sliding Pivot to prevent Compression of the Foetal Head,” New York Journal of Medicine 5 (1853): 160-163.

George Tiemann & Co., Armamentarium Chirurgicum (New York, 1879), p. 104.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Women's Health


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Credit Line: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.302606.091Accession Number: 302606Catalog Number: 302606.091

Object Name: Forceps, Obstetrical, Elliott'sforceps, obstetricalOther Terms: Forceps, Obstetrical, Elliott's; Medicine

Measurements: overall: 2 3/4 in x 15 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 39.37 cm x 6.6675 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-6859-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_734584

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