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This simple instrument is brought to the notice of the profession for the following reasons, to-wit: It is compact, therefore it can be readily carried in an ordinary physician's bag and constitute a part of the physician's armamentarium. It is simple in construction, therefore there is practically nothing to hinder it from being in good working order at any and all times. Its parts can be quickly, thoroughly and easily adjusted, therefore it can be made ready for use at a moment's notice. When its parts are properly adjusted it is impervious to air. It can be made thoroughly aseptic by boiling or immersing in an antiseptic solution without injury to any of its component parts. The fluid can be injected simultaneously into different portions of the body with great ease. One quart of the normal saline solution can be subcutaneously injected in about fifteen minutes, provided its distribution and
FOX H. A SUBCUTANEOUS SALINE SYPHON SYRINGE.. JAMA. 1897;XXIX(15):749–750. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440410034005