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I have devised a new combination operating, office and fracture table, in which I have tried to arrange the traction in every desired direction that will hold the patient in a partially suspended and yet comfortable position. It gives the physician free access to his patient and allows him to apply a dressing or a plasterof-Paris splint to any part of the body.
In Figure 1, the table is arranged for general surgery; it is just as good as any for general operating and can be easily arranged for office work. By dropping the lower portion of the top and placing the leg rests and stirrups in position it can be used for special operations about the vagina, uterus or rectum.
Figure 2, shows the arrangement for treatment of fracture of the femur or fracture of the upper two-thirds of the tibia and fibula. In the latter the whirl arch
DOWNEY JH. A NEW COMBINED OPERATING AND OFFICE TABLE.. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(26):2160-2161. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210260030002f