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July 18, 1986

Padded Tongue Blades

Author Affiliations

Portsmouth, Ohio

JAMA. 1986;256(3):351. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03380030053025

To the Editor.—  Your consultant's answer to the question about padded tongue blades1 is most dissatisfying. The correct answer is yes, the padded tongue blade is a bizarre stigmatization and has never been shown to be of use for an actively seizing person in anybody's "hands."