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.

Date Made: ca 1900

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Women's Health


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Credit Line: from Edgar Haybeck, M.D., Obstetric & Gynecology, Centreal Medico-Surgical Clinic, West Allis WI

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.316358.51Catalog Number: 316358.51Accession Number: 316358

Object Name: Forceps, Obstetrical, Elliottobstetrical forcepsOther Terms: Forceps, Obstetrical, Elliott; Medicine

Measurements: overall: 3 1/8 in x 3 5/8 in x 15 1/4 in; 7.9375 cm x 9.2075 cm x 38.735 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-7448-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_734652

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