Method of Construction

Constructed by: Elizabeth Schott '99

The process of reproducing a pair of forceps involved bending, sanding and buffing two lengths of brass and joining them with a small pin. Small grooves were cut to ensure a slip-free grip, and the arms were carefully aligned so there would be no gaps.

Sources, Resources and Links

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Reiche, Cynthia Dalzell. The Roman Medicine Profession: The Art of Assimilation. South Hadley, MA: n.p., 1977.

Soranus, of Ephesus. Soranus' Gynæcology. Oswei Temkin, trans. Baltimore: Jogns Hopkins UP, 1991.

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