Obstetrical Forceps

Obstetrical Forceps

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Description
The form of these forceps was associated with Hugh Lenox Hodge (1796-1873), professor of obstetrics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ref: Hugh Lenox Hodge, The Principles and Practice of Obstetrics (Philadelphia, 1864).
William Goodell, Biographical Memoir of Hugh L. Hodge, M.D., LL.D. (Philadelphia, 1874).
George Tiemann & Co., Armamentarium Chirurgicum (New York, 1879), p. 103.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Forceps
obstetrical forceps
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 41.3 cm x 13.3 cm x 8.5 cm; 16 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 3 3/8 in
ID Number
MG.302606.355
accession number
302606
catalog number
302606.355
Credit Line
Gift of The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland
subject
Women's Health
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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