M0001480: Model of obstetrical forceps, type designed by John Burton (1710-1771) in 1751

01 January 1931
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Also known as

Previous title, replaced May 2020: Obstetric forceps, Burtons 1751


Black and white photograph of a obstetrical forceps model (wrongly made as blades should not be fenestrated), type designed by John Burton (1710-1771) in 1751. The item was previously part of the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum but is not held by Wellcome Collection.


01 January 1931

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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