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Title

Blunt Hook and Crotchet

Description

An instrument used for craniotomy and breech delivery. Craniotomy is the surgical removal of a portion of the skull and breech delivery is when a baby is delivered in feet-first position.

The blunt hook and crotchet were first combined into one instrument by Scottish obstetrician William Smellie (1697-1763).

Date

c. 1860s

Identifier

2003/51

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Blunt Hook and Crotchet

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Metal

Files

Blunt Hook and Crotchet

Collection

Citation

“Blunt Hook and Crotchet,” Heritage, accessed December 9, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/1845.