- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Forceps, Obstetrical, Elliott's
- forceps, obstetrical
- Other Terms
- Forceps, Obstetrical, Elliott's; Medicine
- 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
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- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland
- Women's Health
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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