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Paper caps in place of linen caps for surgeons are becoming very popular for a number of reasons. They are cheap, costing less than the laundering and depreciation of linen caps, are cool and light, are automatically adjustable and are free from lint. While there are probably several types of paper hats on the market, the one which has an elastic crape paper insertion in the back is the one to be recommended because it adheres firmly to the head, preventing the dropping of dust on the wound. This hat is made over a block the shape of the head by pasting a paper band of glacine paper to a crown piece composed of any type of paper. In the back of the paper band is an elastic insert composed of crape paper which permits the hat to be stretched sufficiently to conform to heads of any size. A piece
Manheimer WA. THE STERILIZATION OF SURGEONS' SANITARY PAPER CAPS. JAMA. 1917;LXIX(24):2034-2035. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.25910510001012