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Other Name obstetrical forceps
Year Range from 1782
Description 1 pair of Orme's obstetrical forceps; two symmetrical steel blades are joined together by cross-over lock to form scissor-like instrument; shanks are slightly curved above joint; curved blades are concave to form cephalic curve with large oval fenestrations; blades come together to form solid handle of wood on metal; handles terminate in two rounded knobs with a deep groove above them.
Notes Title taken from The Obstetrician's Armamentarium p.47 fig.4.2
Dimensions W-3.25 L-12.75 inches
Object ID 0016
Accession number 0016
People Orme, David, 1727-1812
Search Terms Forceps
delivery
Birth
obstetric
obstetrical
Obstetrics
Gynecology
Gynecologist
Birth
Child
Childbirth
Lexicon category Delivery
Lexicon sub-category Obstetrical forceps
Object Name Obstetrical forceps