Malmstrom obstetrical vacuum extractor, Swedish, 1979.

Malmstrom obstetrical vacuum extractor, Swedish, 1979.
This instrument was used to help deliver babies, in place of forceps. It is a type designed by the Swede T Malmstrom in the 1950s and was manufactured by AB Vacuum Extractor in Sweden. In 1849 Sir James Young Simpson (1811-1870) successfully used a suction cup attached to the baby�s head to aid delivery, and this is the idea that Malmstrom revived one hundred years later.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
1979
Inventory number :
1980-58