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Tarnier obstetrical forceps

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Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880-1890
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
Accession Number
007023014 a-b
Description
A set of metal Tarnier obstetrical forceps which fit together with an English lock; one of the pieces (a) has a screw and wing nut attached to the bottom of the handle; at the top there are elongated oval tips with hollow centres; handles are straight with a sharp double curve; the second half of …
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Accession Number
007023014 a-b
Collection
Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Obstetrics
MeSH Heading
Obstetrical Forceps
Extraction, Obstetrical -- instrumentation
MM= Delivery -- obstetrical forceps
Description
A set of metal Tarnier obstetrical forceps which fit together with an English lock; one of the pieces (a) has a screw and wing nut attached to the bottom of the handle; at the top there are elongated oval tips with hollow centres; handles are straight with a sharp double curve; the second half of the set (b) attaches to the first half and is a mirror image with the exception of the screw.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - forcep with screw - Size: Length 30.7 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
b - forcep - Size: Length 27.0 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
Provenance
Donated to the Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Canada by Dr. Doug Gare of Toronto General Hospital in August 2001.
Dates
1880
1890
circa 1880-1890
Date Remarks
Appears on historical medical instruments website.
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-2
Condition Remarks
Some tarnishing; missing pieces.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Accouchers Antiques Obstetric Forceps" website; CD #2; CD #1.
Research Facts
Traction on the handle guides the operator to the precise direction of the pelvic axis.
Images
Less detail