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September 22, 1917

A RACK FOR FACILITATING THE HANDLING OF SMALL DEEP SKIN GRAFTS

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(12):997-998. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.25910390001016b

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Abstract

The appliance here illustrated is for facilitating the handling of small deep skin grafts. When two or more are working on a large wound, the grafts are often cut faster than they can be applied. As a rule there is no convenient location to stack the artery clamps holding needles and grafts. In consequence an instrument is often upset or slips; the graft is brushed off, and is either lost, or much time is wasted in trying to pick it up. In order to eliminate this inconvenience. I devised this slotted metal rack to hold the clamps. The rack is made of 18 gage sheet copper, so bent that the end view shows the form of a trapezium. The longest side of this figure is used as the base, and to facilitate cleaning is open, except for three strips which are necessary to brace it. The twelve slots are made

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