Obstetrical Forceps

Obstetrical Forceps

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Forceps, Obstetrical, Elliott
obstetrical forceps
Other Terms
Forceps, Obstetrical, Elliott; Medicine
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 3 in x 15 1/4 in; 7.62 cm x 7.62 cm x 38.735 cm
ID Number
MG.316358.44
catalog number
316358.44
accession number
316358
Credit Line
from Edgar Haybeck, M.D., Obstetric & Gynecology, Centreal Medico-Surgical Clinic, West Allis WI
subject
Women's Health
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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