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As progressive obstetricians, following Nature's guidance at all times, we are ever directed by the truism, that "real wisdom is always simple."
With regard to the use of the obstetric forceps, it may be said truthfully that the principle of axistraction is conceded by all thoughtful and observing practitioners to be correct, That the day is already dawning when the authorities will hold that no woman should be delivered by instrumental aid, except by axis-traction. But the various ideas advanced for its production are, however, conflicting, and some are even fallacious.
Being convinced, after timely observation and expedience, that the desideratum to fulfil the rationale of the axis-traction principle was still wanting, I endeavored to supply the same. I succeeded in having Geo. Tiemann & Co., of New York City, make a forceps after my own idealization, which I now have the pleasure of presenting before this august body. The
DEWEES WB. NEW AXIS-TRACTION OBSTETRIC FORCEPS. Read before the Section of Obstetrics and Disease of Women, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, at Detroit, Mich., June 7, 1892. JAMA. 1892;XIX(2):32–33. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420020004001a
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