Chamberlen, Peter

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Chamberlen,

Peter, English obstetrician, 1560-1631.
Chamberlen forceps - the original obstetrical forceps, without a curvature.
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The invention of the obstetrical forceps by Peter Chamberlen meant a physician (usually male) would attend deliveries that required more expertise than the community and family assister could provide (Dunn, 1999).
Beginning with London congregations, and particularly the one regarded as the movement's 'mother church' - the General Baptist congregation at Mill Yard - the book outlines the teaching of its leaders such as William Saller who, along with the court physician, Peter Chamberlen, and the Fifth Monarchist, John Spittlehouse, provided these London believers with further books to amplify and undergird their teaching.