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VENTOUSE OBSTETRIC INSTRUMENT

Title : VENTOUSE OBSTETRIC INSTRUMENT
Accession ID : IN2013.264


Document type: Nursing Museum Instrument
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Item Name VENTOUSE OBSTETRIC INSTRUMENT
Description Used in place of forceps for assistance in vaginal delivery of the baby. First used in 1849, redeveloped in the 1950s. Description and historical notes with instrument.
Materials Glass, stainless steel and plastic
Item Dates 1849 /1950s
Importance World
Significance Representativeness
Significance note Representativeness: aids in childbirth
Location Status Stored
Current Location Cupboard 2
Source or Donor BEECHAM Anna
Visual Condition Good
Physical Condition Good
Condition of Item on Receipt Fair/Used
Dimensions L 33cm


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