Skip to main content
At the royal college of Physicians
and surgeons of Glasgow

Advanced Search

Back Details
Home > Museum and Artwork > Perforator

Dublin Core

Title

Perforator

Description

Perforator, metal.

A perforator was one of the more gruesome tools of obstetrics, used to pierce the head of the dead foetus to save the life of the mother. This particular perforator is metal and most likely dates from the 1800-1900s.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1800-1900s

Identifier

2003/82.24

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 27.2 cm

Materials

Metal

Perforator

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 27.2 cm

Materials

Metal

Files

2003.82.24_ perforator 6.jpg
2003.82.24_ perforator 4.jpg
2003.82.24_ perforator 7.jpg

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Perforator,” Heritage, accessed December 10, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/145.