Stamped in metal handle: "S. MAWSON // LONDON// & THOMPSON"
Storage Room 0010
Some rust and wear on metal blades and screw; some scratches on wood.
Supplier's catalogue: "Surgical Instruments," by The Kny-Scheerer Company, 1915, p. 5012 (similar to item E/-545); Internet: "Accoucheur's Antique"; remarks by donor, Dr. Rioux.
"Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada," Oct. 2006, pp 909-12; both hard copy and from journal Web site; "Electrical Considerations of Laparoscopic Sterilization" in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oct. 1973, Vol. II No. 4
Powerful destructive craniotomy forceps used to extract stillborn fetus. The smaller blade is introduced to the perforated skull, with the larger blade placed to the outer surface of the skull. The blades are locked and the fetus is extracted out.
S.O.G.C. Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario exhibit "Safe Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilisation: A Made-in-Canada Solution"--May 28, 2008 - August 2009