Obstetrical Forceps

Obstetrical Forceps

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Description
William Thompson Lusk (1838-1897), professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York City, was an early American proponent of the Tarnier action traction forceps. This example incorporated some modifications suggested by Lusk.
Ref: W. T. Lusk, “A Modification of the Tarnier Forceps,” American Journal of Obstetrics (April, 1880): 372.
“Dr. William T. Lusk of New York,” Medical News 70 (1897): 837.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Forceps, Obstetrical, Axis Traction
obstetrical forceps
Other Terms
Forceps, Obstetrical, Axis Traction; Medicine
date made
ca 1881
Measurements
big forceps: 16 7/8 in x 4 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 42.8625 cm x 10.795 cm x 6.985 cm
smaller object: 6 in x 5 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in; 15.24 cm x 13.97 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
MG.316358.57
catalog number
316358.57
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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