2005.19.3: Forceps, Obstetrical, 1921-1970

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2005.19.3: Forceps, Obstetrical.
Image No. 3805 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

SIMPSON'S obstetrical forceps, size 5. 'MAW LONDON' and '5' stamped into surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2005.19.3
Collection: Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Contraception
Date: 1921-1970

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 34.2 cm
  • Height: 7.1 cm
  • Width: 8.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Forcep, right side, with handle
  • b) Forcep, left side, with handle

Object Materials

  • plating,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: S. Maw, Son & Sons Ltd
  • Owner: Dr. Leo Hornung
  • History of Use: Used by Dr Leo Hornung [1902-1981]. Born Czechoslovakia. Graduated in medicine from Vienna 1924 and Prague 1927. In 1941 he moved to U.K. where he obtained his membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians 1948, & diploma of Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians from Cardiff University, Wales. Dr. Hornung moved to Vancouver in 1965 where he set up his own practice. Obstetrical forceps are used to assist the delivery of a baby.