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March 19, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(12):945-946. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680380069036

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To the Editor:  —In reading Dr. Sylvan D. Manheim's article on "A Fluoroscopic Duodenal Bucket" (The Journal, February 26, p. 644), I was immediately struck by the similarity between his bucket and the one I described (The Journal, May 22, 1926, p. 1615).The points of similarity between the two buckets lie in the capsule shape, the three-part composition and the spiral arrangement of the middle portion, which are original and exclusive with my improvement of this type of apparatus. What served as further cause of surprise was that, although Dr. Manheim made free use of these innovations in constructing his own apparatus, he absolutely failed to indicate the source from which they were derived. Dr. Manheim was most familiar with my apparatus, as he was associated with me in the same clinic, where he was a frequent spectator at the clinical tests which I made with it previous to

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