Craniotomy forceps

Maker
Weiss
Date
Mid 19th Century-Late 19th Century
Description
These forceps are a midwifery instrument. One arm has a number of regularly arranged spikes which fit into a corresponding pattern of holes on the alternate arm when closed. The handle is made of ebony.

Object detail

Maker
Medium
steel, ebonised wood
Measurements
34 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm
Accession Number
MHML00144
Credit line
On long term loan from the Barrie Thompson Collection
Inscriptions
maker's mark ▫ stamped into one blade: 'WEISS LONDON'
Object Type
Named Collection
Medical History Museum Category

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