Forceps, obstetrical, Hamon, steel, nick-plated, by Dubois of Paris, 1850-1930
This type of forceps is known as ‘retroceps’. They are made from nickel-plated steel and are designed to act like a hand behind the baby’s head. Obstetrical forceps gripped a baby’s head during difficult childbirths. Retroceps were invented by a man called Hamon around 1864. They were one of many designs to appear in the 1800s.
- Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
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- obstetrical forceps and obstetrics (instruments) hamon, obstetrical forceps and obstetrics (instruments)
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- medical instrument
- obstetrical instrument
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