Surgical Instruments for Impossible Births in The Museum of History of Medicine in Roma

Claudia Caruso, Silvia Marinozzi


The museum of History of Medicine of Rome Collects Gynaecological and Obstetrical Instruments. Forceps and Embriotomy Instruments Illustrate the Evolution of a Sort of an ''Obstetrical speciality '',from Antiquity to XIX Century. the article focuses mainly on the gradual trasformation of forceps' s use, from abortive to useful instrument for childbirth. 


key words: Obstetrical instrument - Forceps - Medical Museology 

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