Obstetrical Forceps: Used to assist the extraction of the fetus from the pelvic basin. Introduced by Dr. Paul Chamberlen, an English Barber-Surgeon, in the early 1600s. MHSNS has many different sets. MHSNS Identification Number 73-3-5a and 5b.
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The Medical History Society of Nova Scotia formally came into being on March 27, 1992 at which time it was registered with the Registry of Joint Stocks of Nova Scotia as a Museum.
The founding members of this version of the Joint Committee on Archives were:
Drs. E. C. Abbott, I. Cameron, J. M.Crosby, M. Elwood, S. Haycock, M.R. MacDonald, A. J. MacDonald, A. Marble, W. F. Mason, D.K. Murray, E. Nurse, E.F. Ross, B. J. Steele and Curator, Owen McInerney.