Forceps, obstetrical, Assalini, steel, by I. Pratt, British, 2nd half 19th century
This type of forceps was invented by Italian surgeon Paolo Assalini (1759-1840) in 1811. They are made from nickel-plated steel. Obstetrical forceps gripped a baby’s head during difficult childbirths. Assalini’s design was immediately popular and was manufactured until the 1930s.
- Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
- Object Number:
- obstetrical forceps, obstetrics (instruments) assalini, obstetrical forceps, obstetrics (instruments)
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- medical instrument
- obstetrical instrument
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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