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SOLD: This stainless steel Balfour abdominal retractor made by Haslam, USA is a beauty! It is a standard laparotomy wound retractor. The adjustable arms retract (wide open) to approximately 6 inches with the heavy duty, double-rod base measuring 9.25 inches in length. The overall height is approximately 7.25 inches. A third arm (not present) is able to be attached to the adjustable/ moving cross piece to allow abdominal wall retraction in 3 directions.

SOLD: This stainless steel Balfour abdominal retractor made by Haslam, USA is a beauty! It is a standard laparotomy wound retractor. The adjustable arms retract (wide open) to approximately 6 inches with the heavy duty, double-rod base measuring 9.25 inches in length. The overall height is approximately 7.25 inches. A third arm (not present) is able to be attached to the adjustable/ moving cross piece to allow abdominal wall retraction in 3 directions.

When a fertilized egg attaches anywhere outside the uterus (an abdominal or ectopic pregnancy), the fetus may begin to grow but cannot survive. Under very rare conditions the miscarried fetus is neither expelled nor reabsorbed. Instead, it calcifies—effectively turning to “stone”—which protects the mother from infection.

Medical Mysteries: Conditions and cases that have baffled doctors

When a fertilized egg attaches anywhere outside the uterus (an abdominal or ectopic pregnancy), the fetus may begin to grow but cannot survive. Under very rare conditions the miscarried fetus is neither expelled nor reabsorbed. Instead, it calcifies—effectively turning to “stone”—which protects the mother from infection.

SOLD - Antique Obstetric Calipers (Infant/ Baby Measurements) These calipers are in good condition and have measurements at the base in both English (inches) and Metric (centimeters). They measure 11” long and when closed, 6.25 at widest spot.

SOLD - Antique Obstetric Calipers (Infant/ Baby Measurements) These calipers are in good condition and have measurements at the base in both English (inches) and Metric (centimeters). They measure 11” long and when closed, 6.25 at widest spot.

SOLD - Vintage Aesculap Braun Cranioclast/ Cephalotribe   Rare antique German Aesculap medical OB GYN Braun Cranioclast. Manufacturer's marked with Aesculap logo. Good condition. Measures approximately 14.75" in length.  A cranioclast is surgical instrument akin to a strong forceps. It was once used to crush and then extract the skull of a fetus so as to facilitate delivery in cases of obstructed labour.

SOLD - Vintage Aesculap Braun Cranioclast/ Cephalotribe Rare antique German Aesculap medical OB GYN Braun Cranioclast. Manufacturer's marked with Aesculap logo. Good condition. Measures approximately 14.75" in length. A cranioclast is surgical instrument akin to a strong forceps. It was once used to crush and then extract the skull of a fetus so as to facilitate delivery in cases of obstructed labour.

SOLD: Pair of tonsil snares/ guillotines for your consideration.

SOLD: Pair of tonsil snares/ guillotines for your consideration.

SOLD - Vintage Medical Instrument for Genitourinary Tract - catheter Vintage medical devise for genitourinary tract. Stretching catheter of some kind? In beautiful condition. Measures (following the curve) 13 inches, while from tip to tip it measures 12 inches (as in shortest distance between two points).

SOLD - Vintage Medical Instrument for Genitourinary Tract - catheter Vintage medical devise for genitourinary tract. Stretching catheter of some kind? In beautiful condition. Measures (following the curve) 13 inches, while from tip to tip it measures 12 inches (as in shortest distance between two points).

SOLD - Antique Tonsil Snare (Tonsilectomy Instrument/ Equipment)   Vintage tonsil snare in good condition. Does not appear to have a manufacturer’ stamp anywhere. Some slight rust. Measures approximately 7 inches in length.

SOLD - Antique Tonsil Snare (Tonsilectomy Instrument/ Equipment) Vintage tonsil snare in good condition. Does not appear to have a manufacturer’ stamp anywhere. Some slight rust. Measures approximately 7 inches in length.

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