Protheroe Smith’s “Speculum Uteri” c. 1845

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Protheroe Smith’s “Speculum Uteri” c. 1845

4.99

Smith was a renowned 19th century London obstetrician and the founder, in 1842, of the Hospital for Diseases of Women, Soho Square, the first of its kind in England.  He is credited as the first to employ chloroform during childbirth in England (see Ricci, pp. 527-528). A spectacular, complex and exceedingly rare gilded exhibition example with concealed caustic and sponge holder, signed - S. Maw’s in pristine condition.

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