Haemostatic set, London, England, 1871-1900

Made:
1871-1900 in London
maker:
Coxeter

Leatherette haemostatic set, comprising of forceps, catheter, director and scoop, 2 glass bottles and metal forceps. 32 mm x 139 mm x 63 mm. Made by Coxeter of London, late 19th century.

This pocket set contains the following equipment: forceps, catheter, director and scoop, thread, and 3 bottles - one full. It was manufactured by Coxeter, London, and was used in attempts to control post partum bleeding. The forceps and thread were for the umbilical cord and one of the bottles would have been for liquid extract of ergot. Ergot was frequently used in midwifery from about 1807 to contract the uterus.

Details

Category:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Object Number:
A23874 Pt2
Materials:
complete, cotton (fibre), felt, glass, leather, metal, metal (plated), paper (fibre product) and velvet
Measurements:
overall (closed): 32 mm x 139 mm x 63 mm, 0.246 kg
overall (open): 20 mm x 139 mm x 129 mm, 0.246 kg
type:
haemostatic set
credit:
Wellcome Trust