Blunt hook, double-headed, steel, European, 1750-1850
Blunt hooked instruments are one of the oldest obstetrical instruments. They sped the baby’s process down the birth canal or repositioned the child, especially in case of a breech birth. This is when a baby sits horizontally within the womb rather than vertically (head first). They were often destructive instruments. They removed the body or parts of a foetus which had died during the birth.
- Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
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- obstetrical hook
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- medical instrument
- obstetrical instrument
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