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Koeberlé-type obstetric clamp, Paris, France, 1870-1900

This obstetric clamp was invented by Eugenè Koeberlé (1828-1915), a gynaecologist who introduced ovariectomy to France in 1862. The instrument was made by Collin and Company, a surgical instrument maker based in Paris, France. This item came from the surgical instrument makers, now called Charrière, Collin and Gentile, who sold their collection in 1978.

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Related Themes and Topics



Glossary: ovariotomy

The operation of removing one or both of the ovaries

Glossary: clamp

An instrument for compression of a structure

Glossary: obstetrics

A branch of medicine dealing with the care of women. This care occurs during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period of recovery from childbirth.