Name:

Georg-August-University Gottingen
Centre for Psychosocial Medicine
Department for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine

Type:
Museum
Address:
Humboldtallee 36
Gottingen D-37073
Germany
Contact:
Dr. Volker Zimmermann, vzimmer@gwdg.de
Telephone:
+49-551-399006
Telephone:
49 551-399006
Fax: +49-551-399554
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Abstract:

In our collection, the history of the obstetrics and gynecology in the 18th and 19th centuries is presented. There are about 1,450 pieces, among them obstetric instruments in particular, but also bone specimens, above all pelves and children's skulls. SERVICES: Monday, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and on demand. Guided tours on demand. Loan of depot-objects for exhibition is possible, and photocopying is possible.

Holdings:

The collection holds 140 obstetrical forceps, 39 levers and spoons, 53 hooks, 230 instruments to extract the dead foetus, 25 turning rods, 20 amniotomes, 215 gynacecological instruments and aids, 31 utensils for the care of mother and child, delivery chair and delivery table as well as instruments for ceasarian section.

Subject Strengths:
History of Gynecology and Obstetrics; History of Pathology
Last Updated:
11 Feb 2013