The frequent and increasing use of indwelling gastric and intestinal tubes for gavage, lavage, aspiration and drainage has suggested an improvement in the customary method of holding the catheter near the mouth or nose. The use of adhesive plaster is both unsightly and uncomfortable and often causes skin irritation.
Isaacs HE. SPECTACLE FRAME HOLDER FOR LEVIN TUBE. JAMA. 1941;116(26):2845-2846. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.62820260001006