Monday, April 30, 2018

Illustrations of the breech mechanisms from a 1908 French textbook

This textbook by Farabeuf and Henri V is over a century old, but the illustrations are still some of the best I've ever seen. The attention to detail, the lifelike appearance of the fetus...beautiful.

These are the complete set of illustrations from the chapter on the mechanisms of breech birth. There are other chapters on how to diagnose type of presentation by touch, interventions (maneuvers), and how to perform but full & partial breech extractions.

To reflect today's increased interest in upright breech birth, I have rotated some images to keep the maternal spine consistently upright.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for putting this together Rixa. Whenever I teach breech visualizing the birth is so much harder for students and parents due to the extra "parts", lol. These imagines are exactly what was needed.


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