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August 25, 1888


JAMA. 1888;XI(8):287. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400600035012

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FORCEPS FOR REMOVING NASAL POLYPI.  BY T. C. KENNEDY, M.D., OF SHELBYVILLE, IND.Having on several occasions been called upon to remove nasal polypi, I have devised an instrument which I believe will be more satisfactory to the operator than the straight nasal forceps in common use. I sent to Chas. Truax, of Chicago, and had made the forceps shown in the accompanying cut.The blades are made with an adjustable back, and are to be introduced separately. There is a slight bend in the blades, so that the hand of the operator is kept out of the line of vision. When the locked forceps are used, the nares is perfectly occluded, and the forceps seizes any soft, non-resisting tissue that comes within its grasp, often tearing away membrane, and even bone, that should not be disturbed. By using the separable forceps this difficulty is overcome, and the operator can

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