He had delivered a woman by means of the forceps, and, after delivery, brought away what he thought a tumor.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Forceps existed for difficult deliveries.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
After about two hours of the second stage of labour delivery by forceps is tried, but prolonged traction is not applied.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley