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April 5, 1930

A SLING TO PREVENT SAWING AND STRAIN ON THE NECK

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New Brunswick, N. J.

JAMA. 1930;94(14):1064. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.27120400002014c

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Abstract

The accompanying illustration shows an ordinary triangular sling of brown sateen, two cut out of one square yard, with the cut edges hemmed, and a pad of the same material, 21 inches long and 4 inches wide, with a padding strip of cotton batting, 1 inch thick, of the same size, and with two straps 1¼ inches wide sewed across the anterior surface of the pad, 1¼ inches from each end. All loose edges are turned in and stitched.

When used as illustrated, the sling prevents sawing and strain on the neck. The tailoring makes a neat appearance and the brown sateen blends well with any costume. In my experience, patients have been much more willing to wear the neat, comfortable, sightly sling.

5 Elm Row.

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