Foetus in utero
William Smellie, 1754
William Smellie (1697-1763) was a Scottish doctor and one of the
first to teach obstetrics and midwifery on a scientific basis. He
studied in Paris and then settled in London, where he began
offering instruction to midwives. He also designed his own set of
improved obstetric forceps, with interlocking blades and a curve to
fit the pelvis, and encouraged their use in obstructed labour.