19th century Royal Hollaway Teaching Aid Obstetric doll
A 19th century obstetric model of a baby made of chamois leather and used for educational purposes. Submitted by the “Royal Hollaway Teaching Aid”.
The body has an attached red umbilical cord (replacement). The head has a mouth, nose, eye sockets, 2 ears, front and rear fontanelles that can be identified by palpation.
Student doctors and midwives would be asked to feel the baby’s head inside an artificial basin and would be expected to identify the type of presentation. Length doll 53 cm and in perfect condition except the umbilical cord.