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Double obstetrical fillet, York, England, 1851-1900

A fillet is an obstetric tool. It aids the passage of a child down the birth canal. It is a flexible appliance that loops around the baby, usually at the head. The physician then applies traction to assist the delivery. This example of a double fillet is made of two connected loops thought to be made of whalebone.

Object number:

A615768

 

Glossary:

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.

Glossary: obstetrical fillet

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