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Object Name Forceps, Obstetrical
Catalog Number 1993.9.10
Maker WAU--R-ETH
Date 1900-1974
Material(s) Chrome plated steel
Dimensions H-16.5 W-4 D-3.5 inches
Description This is a set of chrome plated steel obstetrical forceps with Hodges style turned out handles. The forceps are joined at the pivot with a thumbscrew. The piece has Hodges style ovoid blades. The piece is marked "WAU--R-ETH."
Notes Used in an office in Cadiz used by five doctors between 1894-1975. Donor uncertain who purchased this equipment. Homer Blane (1873-1918) set up the office with his father Henry. Dr. J. Lacy Hopson (1883-1926) followed Blane. The donor's father, Dr. John Futrell (1899-1974) and his brother Elias(1899-1979) practised there from 1927-1974.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Blane, Homer
Hopson, J. Lacy
Futrell, John
Futrell, Elias
Subjects Medical equipment & supplies
Surgical instruments
Babies
Childbirth
Search Terms Cadiz (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS