Macabre Collection of Obstetric Instruments

Item ID: 2264 | Category: Medical

A fantastic & truly gruesome collection of Antique & Vintage Medical Obstetric Instruments. Included is a uterine sound, cerclage needle to stitch around the cervix and also a very macabre late 18th century obstetric perforator, a destructive tool used to pierce the skull of a dead fetus. This was done to remove the fetus from the womb in pieces to save the mother’s life using a obstetrical hook (also included). As caesarean section became safer and more common with the advent of anaesthetics and antiseptic techniques, the use of these gruesome instruments diminished. All instruments in the pictures are included in this collection. Hand & torso used for scale only.

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