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The above drawing illustrates a needle holder which I have found more convenient than any other which I have heretofore used. The handle is of such size and shape that it can be firmly grasped by the hand. The two rings on the lower half of the handle are for the tips of the middle and third fingers, and the instrument is easily opened by grasping the upper half of the handle between the bases of the thumb and index finger and simply opening the hand. Two pieces of copper are set between the jaws, insuring the needle against slipping. In getting rid of the spring and lock, we are rid of parts which often annoy by getting out of order and retard our work. The grooved steel jaw is also often troublesome by breaking needles or tilting them in the wrong direction when they are firmly grasped. I believe
Madden J. A NEW NEEDLE HOLDER.. JAMA. 1895;XXV(12):508. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430380028017