Lee’s Membrane Perforator

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This 19th century amniotomy instrument is made with a crosshatched ebony and carved ivory handle.

The body has a similar appearance to a normal uterine sound. However, pressure on the thumb piece pushes a spring loaded sharp steel point 2 cm from the distal end. This instrument would have been used to puncture the amniotic sac and induce labour.


Ext link: The Obstetrician’s Armamentarium, Hibbard

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