A rare Tire-Tete, obstetrical destructive instrument, by Charriere

A rare Tire-Tete, obstetrical destructive instrument, by Charriere

Euro 690

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Other Medical Antiques, Medicine, Surgical instruments

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A rare Tire-Tete, obstetrical destructive instrument, by Charriere
These abortion instruments were used to grasp the inside and the outside of the baby’s head by stabbing one end of the instrument into the cranium. The teeth would grab into the skull allowing for extraction.

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