An obstetric model of a baby made from chamois leather and used for teaching purposes. The body has an attached umbilical cord and placenta.
The head has landmark features (mouth, nose, eye sockets, anterior and posterior fontanelles) which can be identified by palpation. Student doctors and midwives would be asked to feel the baby’s head within an artificial pelvis (i.e. out of view) and would be expected to identify the type of presentation.
- From the Phisick collection