This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
To the Editor:
—For over twenty years, during which time I have watched catheters buckle for others and heard the operators begging for specially made stylets, I have gone on quietly with my own unpatented secret. I advise employment of steel guitar strings, unwrapped, and known as the second treble string, or B. They cost 15 cents. They may be cut off at the proper length. Care in cleansing, drying and oiling will keep them for months. This will serve as a wonderful splint to male ureteral catheters and greatly facilitate their introduction.I recommend as a catheter plug a golf tee of one-half inch top graduated down for one and five-eighths inches. The tees can be boiled, are obtainable in almost any color—though red seems appropriate—and will plug Pezzer catheters to number 36 French down to the smallest one any transurethral resectionist may desire to insert.The depression price
Timberlake G. STYLET FOR URETERAL CATHETERS AND PLUGS FOR URETHRAL CATHETERS. JAMA. 1933;100(14):1130. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740140054032