December 21, 1907

A Simple and Effective Chloroform Dropper.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(25):2102. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530250054018

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Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec. 7, 1907.

To the Editor:  —Push a small aspirating needle through a cork into a vial containing chloroform, remove the wire that prevents the needle from clogging and an ideal dropper is obtained. Replacing the wire or withdrawing the needle will close the opening. The same device makes a good medicine dropper.

More Skill and Fewer Tools.  —Dr. Senn, lecturing to the surgeons of the Spanish-American War, stated to them that they should be found with several remedies and he then named salts of mercury and iodin, quinin, opium, ether, alcohol; less than a dozen in all. And for surgery he stated that most of the army work could be done with a vest pocket outfit of a scalpel, saw blade, needles and thread. A wise surgeon is better equipped with the materials, medical and surgical, which would not bulge the side pockets of a dress suit,

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