Cephalotribe; obstetric tool, Geneva, Switzerland, 1750-1850 to save mother. The instrument pierced and crushed the fetus head to extract it from the mother’s body. They were used as a last resort only after the fetus was dead.
Dr. Eugène Doyen wearing a sterile dress. Dr. Doyen (1859 – 1916) was a French surgeon who introduced several surgical techniques and medical instruments, and was a pioneer in the use of electrosurgery and electrocoagulation.