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Chicago Lying-in Hospital


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Craniotomy on a Dead Fetus, 1930

 Item — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Warning: graphic and disturbing content, including images of a dead fetus and a dead infant boy.A dead fetus is removed from the birth canal of a 46-year-old woman in this silent, black and white film, which was produced at Chicago Lying-In Hospital by Joseph B. De Lee, with support of a grant from the Alumni Association. In the delivery room, three examiners confirm there is an absence of fetal heartbeat. A trephine is used to bore a hole in the skull of the fetus, first...
Dates: 1930

The Forceps Operation, 1934

 Item — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents Warning: contains graphic surgical content and images of childbirth.The history of obstetric forceps is discussed, and examples of how to maneuver the tool are shown in this silent, black and white film. The Wellcome Historical Medical Museum and the Royal College of Surgeons of London granted permission for the historical obstetric forceps in their collections to be photographed by the filmmakers. We see different models of forceps throughout time, as the device (and how to use it)...
Dates: 1934