Obstetrical Forceps

Obstetrical Forceps

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Description
The form of these forceps was associated with Gunning S. Bedford (1806-1870), an American medical writer and teacher. This example was made by Willms in Baltimore. The handle is ebony.
Ref. Gunning S. Bedford, The Principles and Practice of Obstetrics (New York, 1863), pp. 578-579.
George Tiemann & Co., Armamentarium Chirurgicum (New York, 1879), p. 105.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
obstetrical forceps
forceps, obstetrical
Other Terms
Medicine
maker
Willms
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 15 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 40.005 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
MG.302606.094
accession number
302606
catalog number
302606.094
Credit Line
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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