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To the Editor:
—Owing to the scarcity of round curved needles, Langston Brothers, jewelers of Hamlet, N. C., have been making curved needles for the Hamlet Hospital by taking ordinary needles and bending them over an alcohol flame. This can be done by catching each end of the needles with a pair of pliers and gradually bending the needles over an alcohol flame. It takes about twenty seconds to make a curved needle out of a straight one.
James WD. SIMPLE METHOD OF MAKING CURVED NEEDLES. JAMA. 1918;70(23):1788. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600230058025