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."
DiTraglia J. Padded Tongue Blades. JAMA. 1986;256(3):351. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03380030053025