M0008262: Midwifery forceps, 18th century

October 1941
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M0008262: Midwifery forceps, 18th century. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Previous title, replaced September 2020: Forceps, midwifery, book illustration, 18th century.


Photograph of an illustration of two kinds of midwifery forceps, published in Rigby, E: "An Historical Analysis of the English Midwifery Forceps", London Medical Gazette, 1830-1831, pp.456-462. The photograph was acquired by the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum and accessioned in 1936 (accession number PHO No.8297)


October 1941

Physical description

1 photograph glass plate negative; 12 x 16.5 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.

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