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Obstetrical Forceps

Obstetrical Forceps

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This type of obstetrical forceps was associated with Sir James Young Simpson (1811-1870), a Scottish obstetrician.
Ref: James Young Simpson, “On the Mode of Application of the Long Forceps,” Edinburgh Monthly Journal of Medical Science (Sept. 1848): 193-.
George Tiemann & Co., Armamentarium Chirurgicum (New York, 1879), p. 104.
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Object Name
Forceps, Obstetrical, Simpson
obstetrical forceps
Other Terms
Forceps, Obstetrical, Simpson; Medicine
overall: 3 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 13 3/4 in; 8.89 cm x 8.255 cm x 34.925 cm
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Credit Line
from Edgar Haybeck, M.D., Obstetric & Gynecology, Centreal Medico-Surgical Clinic, West Allis WI
Women's Health
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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