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OBSTETRIC INSTRUMENT COLLECTION

Destructive Obstetric Instruments - Cranial Perforators

035:   Rigby’s pattern [?]
with snap-catch handle lock
 
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation

037:   Simpson’s pattern
spring-loaded  handle lock
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation

038:   Smellie’s pattern
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation

039:   Denman’s pattern [?]
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation

036:   Oldham’s pattern
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation


Destructive & Traction Obstetric Instruments - Craniotomy Forceps

031:   Simpson’s pattern
ribbed ebony handles with Siebold's lock

Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation

032:   Braun’s pattern
ribbed ebony handles with Siebold's lock
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation

033:   Conquest’s pattern
Fixed screw point with ebony handles; Unplated steel.
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation

034:   Hokmes’s pattern
Fixed screw point with ebony handles; Unplated steel.
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation

Traction Obstetric Instruments - Hooks, Crotchets, Fillets

027:  Midwifery Crotchet
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation

028:  Midwifery Hook
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation

026:   Hook & Crotchet
[combined pattern]
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation


024:   Whalebone fillet
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation

025:   Hook & Crotchet
[with interchangeable handle]
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation
 
fillet

Prov.: Dr. J. Zarb Adami
[qualified MRCP LRCS 1977]

023:   Oldham’s spine hook
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation



Traction Obstetric Instruments - Vectis, Ventouse, Forceps

029:   Lever’s vectis
[single-bladed, non-folded, ebony handle; c.1860s]
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation

Kielland's rotational Forceps
[two-bladed, sliding lock]
Prov.: Prof. C. Savona-Ventura
[qualified MD 1979]

030:   Lowder’s vectis
[single-bladed, folding, ebony handle; c.1860s]
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation

Murray's Axis Traction Forceps
[
double connecting rods attached to the side of the blades]
Prov.: Dr. J. Zarb Adami
[qualified MRCP LRCS 1977]

Ventouse cups
[Malmstrom & Bird patterns]
Prov.: St. Luke's Hospita

Ventouse suction apparatus
[hand-pump pattern]
Prov.: St. Luke's Hospital


Accessory Obstetric Instruments

021: Simpson’s Metrotome
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation


022: Greenhalgh’s Metrotome
[bilateral pattern]
Prov.: Wellcome Institute donation

040: Martin’s Pelvimeter
Prov.: Prof. E.S. Grech
[qualified MD 1955]

Neonatal weighing scale
Prov.: St. Luke's hospital




 
   
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