Obstetric forceps, India, before 1936
- before 1936 in India
Obstetric forceps, lead, Indian
Obstetrical forceps are a standard instrument used during childbirth. They have a long history. They grip the baby’s head and assist its progress down the birth canal. The forceps blades are designed with two curves: the cephalic curve fits the child’s head and the pelvic curve corresponds to the curve of the mother’s pelvis. Many modern examples slot together at the handle. However, this Indian set comes in two parts.
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- obstetrical forceps, ethnography (indian), obstetrics (instruments) ethnography (indian), obstetrical forceps, obstetrics (instruments)
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- medical instrument
- obstetrical instrument
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