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To the Editor:—
Recently, without thinking, I told a one armed man who was in my office to wash his hand. He replied "How would I do it?" Obviously his plight is similar to the plight of many others and there probably will be many more when the casualties of the war come back. I am sending you a brush which I have prepared for the use of this patient. I have never seen or heard of any similar device nor have my friends who have seen it.I would appreciate your publishing a picture of this simple, inexpensive and, above all, very efficient device, which the patient can carry with him and use at any time or place. The little rubber vacuum cups are still available in Indianapolis in limited quantities and if the brush would meet any great demand it probably could be manufactured economically by a large
Brayton JR. DEVICE TO AID WASHING OF HAND BY PATIENT WITH AMPUTATED ARM. JAMA. 1944;124(4):256. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850040056023