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November 23, 1907


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JAMA. 1907;XLIX(21):1773. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320210045003b

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I have used the following simple device for a number of years in making examinations of the throat:

It will prove of exceeding value whenever it is difficult to secure satisfactory light.

The idea was not original with myself nor was it obtained from any professional sources.

A candle, a tablespoon and another spoon suitable for depressing the tongue are the several essentials needed. The accompanying cut illustrates the procedure.

Hold the candle between the middle and ring fingers and the fore and little fingers of the left hand; then place the tablespoon between the thumb and fore and little fingers of the same hand. The concave bowl of the spoon should be placed immediately in rear of the flame. In this way a bright light can be thrown on any desired point.

Eczema of Extremities.  —N. E. Aronstam, in Medical Fortnightly, says that, in acute erythematous eczema of the

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