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The invention of forceps was of great importance for practical obstetrics, however, the invention Chamberlains was kept secret for a long time, while the others approached them step by step. In addition to practical importance, the story with forceps carries a great human lesson. A lesson for generations.

About the Author

A. K. Blbulyan
Republican Institute of Reproductive Health, Perinatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
MD, Deputy Director for Science


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For citations:

Blbulyan A.K. HISTORY OF FORCEPS. Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproduction. 2016;10(2):86-88. (In Russ.)

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