Blond-Heidler Decapitation Saw

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A rare early 20th century instrument used to decapitate the foetus in obstructed labour.

The wire saw is passed behind the foetal head using the thimble. The maternal structures are protected from the saw by a rubber sheath. Handles are then attached to both ends and the blade is pulled through the foetal neck. A complete set with a second blade, two handles and a thimble.

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