Eighteenth century obstetric phantom, Italian
This model of the female torso shows the foetus in utero. It is constructed from leather and wood and is almost life-size. It would have been used to teach students, and possibly midwives, how to deliver babies as the foetus 'doll' could be placed in different positions. The model comes from the Hospital Del Ceppo in Pistoia, near Florence, Italy. From the 17th century there was a medical school associated with this hospital and this is probably where the Obstetric Phantom would have been used.
- Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
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- obstetrical phantom
- Cascialfare, D.
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