M0001476: Obstetrical forceps with three blades, type designed by Dr Leaks in 1773

16 December 1930
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Also known as

Previous title, replaced May 2020: Obstetric forceps, Leaks 1773 with 3rd blade


Black and white photograph of a pair of obstetrical forceps with three blades, type designed by Dr. Leaks (as mentioned in volume 6 of The English encyclopaedia : being a collection of treatises, and a dictionary of terms, illustrative of the arts and sciences), in 1773. The item was previously part of the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum but is not held by Wellcome Collection.


16 December 1930

Physical description

1 photograph glass plate negative; 16.5 x 12 cm


Catalogue data comes from a combination of entries in the original glass plate registers, metadata created when the glass plates were digitised in the early 2000s and enhancements made by the cataloguer in 2020.

Terms of use

Please consult the digitised version as this item is fragile. Email library@wellcomecollection.org to request access to the physical item.

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