Dr Christian Kielland of Oslo (1871–1941) and his straight forceps
- Correspondence to:
Department of Child Health, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Southmead, Bristol BS10 5BN, UK;
- Accepted 13 December 2003
Christian Kielland, a Norwegian obstetrician, published a description of his straight forceps in 1916. Although internationally recognised as a most valuable instrument for rotation of the fetal head, for many years his instrument received little appreciation in his own country.