OBSTETRICAL‐GYNAECOLOGICAL EPONYMS: JAMES YOUNG SIMPSON AND HIS OBSTETRIC FORCEPS

@article{Speert1957OBSTETRICALGYNAECOLOGICALEJ,
  title={OBSTETRICAL‐GYNAECOLOGICAL EPONYMS: JAMES YOUNG SIMPSON AND HIS OBSTETRIC FORCEPS},
  author={Harold Speert},
  journal={BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics \& Gynaecology},
  year={1957},
  volume={64}
}
  • H. Speert
  • Published 1 October 1957
  • History
  • BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
THE obstetric forceps has been modified and redesigned in new form probably more times than any of the other countless number of instruments and devices that man’s mind has conjured up for the diagnosis and treatment of his ills. The Chamberlen family is often credited with invention of the first safe and effective forceps, in the late sixteenth or early seventeenth century ; but archaeological evidence (Fig. 1) shows the forceps to have been in use for the delivery of living infants much… 
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