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October 21, 1916


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Bentonville, Ark.

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(17):1228. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.25910170002011c

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This instrument is helpful in removing foreign bodies from the nose. It is composed of two parts or shafts. One is smaller so as to pass through the other hollow one and rotate within it. The distal extremity of each terminates in a very delicate hook very like a strabismus hook. These are so adjusted that when closed they lie in lateral apposition with a combined thickness not greater than that of a strabismus hook.

The proximal end of the smaller shaft projects slightly beyond that of the larger hollow one, and terminates in an enlargement to be grasped by the fingers during rotation.

In using, the hooks are carefully slipped closed (rotated into lateral apposition) along the septum or lateral wall of the nasal passage until beyond the foreign body. Then the whole instrument is slightly rotated until behind it. This done, the hooks or tines are separated in

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