- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- obstetrical forceps
- forceps, obstetrical
- Other Terms
- place made
- United States: Maryland, Baltimore
- 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
- 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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