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The cuts given herewith represent a set of curettes which I have devised for operating in the vault of the pharynx. They are specially designed for the removal of adenoids from the vault, granulations, and for curetting the mucous membrane in order to stimulate it to healthy functional activity. These curettes are made in pairs of which there are two. Each pair is composed of two sizes for large and small vaults and is designed for special conditions and localities which are described with each. It has been found that these curettes meet practically all the requirements in operating upon adenoids within the vault, except tumors that are too large to pass within the ring of the curette. Fig. 1 represents the first pair, which is adapted to the posterior walls of the vault only. It does not reach the roof of the vault, because the blade is not set
WANDLESS HW. A SET OF NEW CURETTES FOR OPERATING IN THE NASO-PHARYNGEAL VAULT.. JAMA. 1897;XXIX(3):142-143. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440290036021