Old Medical Gag

I don’t know why they aren’t selling these at the Stockroom:

ebony mouth gag, screw type, medical

According to this page on archaic midwifery practices, it’s a Maunder’s Mouth Wedge, 1860s vintage, made of ebony. Apparently the thinking was “a woman’s mouth was to be kept open with a mouth wedge in order for her child in her womb to breath air while it was being removed by operation.”

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2 comments on “Old Medical Gag”:

dncarac commented on February 6th, 2008 at 9:05 am:

Believe it or not, it’s called an oral screw. It was really used on people who were having a seizure to keep them from clenching their mouth shut and possibly biting or swallowing their tongue.

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