Lower wisdoms extracting forceps
Claudius Ash & Sons (estab. Circa 1820, closed 1905)
Forceps with beaks at right angles to lap joint. Could be used on either side of the mouth. This meant that a left or right handed operator had to be ambidextrous or change position from front to back of patient. Clear advantage with operating under a general anesthetic as right to left instruments had to be changed as well as repositioned.
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