The Obstetrician's Armamentarium: Historical Obstetric Instruments and Their Inventors

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Norman Publishing, 2000 - Medical - 324 pages
"Traces the evolution of obstetric instruments from ancient times to the end of the nineteenth century in Britain, Europe, and America."--Dust jacket.
 

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Contents

Preface
6
Decoctions Destruction and Divine Intervention 1
8
The Chamberlens and the Origins of Obstetric Forceps
9
The Early Eighteenth Century
22
Trend Setters for the Late Eighteenth Century
33
Late EighteenthCentury Early NineteenthCentury Practice
45
The Evolution of European Forceps from the Late Eighteenth to the Mid Nineteenth Century
59
The British Renaissance of the Nineteenth Century
79
Tarnier AxisTraction Forceps and Their Modifications
170
Other AxisTraction Forceps and Attachments
185
15
191
Vacuum Extractors
195
Fillets Levers and Other Nondestructive Extractors
199
Induction and Augmentation of Labor
213
Perforators and Extractors
219
Comminutors and ComminutorExtractors
234

American Forceps of the Nineteenth Century
98
Hinged and Detachable Handles and Blades and Other Articulations
109
AnteroPosterior and Asymmetric Forceps
126
Noncrossed or Parallel Forceps
136
11
138
Aids to Traction Tractions mécaniques and Dynamometers
150
Early AxisTraction Forceps and Their Precursors
160
Embryotomy
254
Symphysiotomy and Pubiotomy
260
Pelvimetry
265
Measurements of 17thEarly 20th Century Forceps in the RCOG Collection Bibliography
283
Illustration Credits and SourcesAcknowledgments
303
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