Obstetric forceps, India, before 1936

Made:
before 1936 in India
maker:
Unknown

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Obstetric forceps, lead, Indian. Full view, graduated matt black perspex background.
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A643686
type:
obstetrical forceps and ethnography (indian), obstetrics (instruments) ethnography (indian), obstetrical forceps and obstetrics (instruments)
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
  • obstetrical instrument

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