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Jean-Louis Baudelocque (1746–1810) of Paris and L’art des accouchemens
  1. P M Dunn
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Dunn
    Department of Child Health, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Southmead, Bristol BS10 5BN, UK;


Le grand Baudelocque was the leading French obstetrician at the end of the 18th century and into the 19th. Although best known for his forceps and external pelvimeter, probably his greatest contribution was his obstetric text and the teaching of obstetrics to a generation of midwives and young doctors.

  • obstetrics
  • forceps
  • history

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