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  1. Probably Friedrich Benjamin Osiander (1759-1822), professor of gynecology and obstetrics at Göttingen and director of its lying-in hospital from 1792 until his death. He is credited with inventing uterine traction forceps. For his career as an obstetrician, see J. Schlumbohm, “‘The Pregnant Women are here for the Sake of the Teaching Institution’: The Lying-In Hospital of Göttingen University, 1751 to c. 1830,” Soc Hist Med (2001) 14 (1): 59-78.

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