- 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
- obstetrical forceps
- Other Terms
- Forceps, Obstetrical, Elliott; Medicine
- date made
- ca 1900
- 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
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- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- from Edgar Haybeck, M.D., Obstetric & Gynecology, Centreal Medico-Surgical Clinic, West Allis WI
- Women's Health
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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