Modern pelvimeter, based centre design of a vernier calliper, but with extended handles, steel, by Rizzoli, Italy, circa 1930
A pelvimeter is a measuring device used by obstetric physicians. This steel pelvimeter externally measured the pelvis and assessed the size of the birth canal to assess how far along a labour was. The pelvimeter opens and the distance between the two prongs is read from a sliding scale. Obstetrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the care of pregnant women, childbirth and the period of recovery immediately afterwards.
- Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
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- Hodgkinson, R.
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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