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February 1, 1947


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Baton Rouge, La.

JAMA. 1947;133(5):345. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880050065028

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To the Editor:—  I am offering a suggestion for fastening the Levin nasal tube in place, which I consider simple and practical.After the tube is passed the desired distance and wiped free of lubricant, a 2 foot length of 1 or 2 inch gauze roller bandage is placed parallel to the tube, with its midpoint just beneath the nostril. The bandage is fastened to this point on the tube by a few turns of 1/2 inch adhesive tape. The bandage is then knotted over the tape, and the free ends are brought across the face over the ears and tied in the suboccipital region, as in tying the strings of a surgical mask.This method is comfortable and avoids slipping of adhesive tape which has been loosened by perspiration.

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