PAJOT JOINTED FORCEPS BARE RESEMBLANCE TO CHARRIERE�S BUT HAVE AT ONE END OF THE HANDLE A BLUNT HOOK, THAT WHEN REMOVED, REVEALS A SHARP PERFORATOR WHILE THE OPPOSITE END TERMINATES IN A ROUNDED BALL THAT SERVES AS A BLUNT HOOK OR CAN BE REMOVED TO REVEAL A SHARP CROCHET.
LENGTH 45 CM AND SIGNED BY MATHIEU A PARIS.
PROFESSOR PAJOT (1816-1896) WAS BORN IN PARIS, STUDIED MEDICINE IN THE PARIS FACULTY AND GRADUATED IN 1842. HE WAS APPOINTED PROFESSOR OF OBSTETRICS IN 1862, AFTER HAVING BEEN A LECTURER TO MIDWIVES AT THE CLINIQUE FOR TEN YEARS AND HAVING ASSISTED PROFESSORS MOREAU AND PAUL DUBOIS. AS A PRACTICAL OBSTETRICIAN HE WAS ALMOST UNRIVALLED IN FRANCE AND WAS MADE A HONORARY FELLOW OF THE OBSTETRICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.
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Van Leest Antiques
Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.
As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.