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Title

Decapitator

Description

Decapitator with metal handle. Used in Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow.

This steel decapitator would have been used in obstetrics during a stillbirth. The hook is placed around the neck of the foetus and twisted in for decapitation, then the foetus is gently extracted from the womb.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1900s

Identifier

2014/3.3

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

length: 38 cm

Decapitator

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

length: 38 cm

Files

2014.3.3_Decapitator 2.jpg
2014.3.3_Decapitator 3.jpg

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Decapitator,” Heritage, accessed December 13, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/66.