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January 15, 1927

IMPROVED URETHRAL SYRINGE

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San Antonio, Texas

JAMA. 1927;88(3):170. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92680290032010

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Abstract

Some years ago I devised a long, slender barrel syringe (fig. 1) for treatment of the female urethra. This instrument became very popular and was useful to those doing gynecology and urology. It may be used also as a uterine syringe.

Recently I devised another model, for the female urethra and bladder only. It has a capacity of about 30 cc. of fluid, a longer curved conical tip reaching the bladder, and eccentrically placed so as not to interfere with a vaginal speculum if used. Slight pressure prevents the return of the liquid (fig. 2).

These syringes are always in working order; they have the nonfilling bulb, and are easily cleaned and sterilized. They are manufactured through the courtesy of Becton Dickinson & Co., makers of the "Asepto" line.

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