Gräfenberg's ring remover

Date
Circa 1940
Description
Instrument used to remove Gräfenberg's rings, an early intra-uterine device. There is a hook at the removal end. The ring was introduced by German gynaecologist Ernst Gräfenberg in 1929, but ceased to be in wide use around 1939.

Object detail

Date
Medium
nickel plated metal
Measurements
28.3 x 1.1 cm
Accession Number
A2008_36_007
Medical History Museum Category

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