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January 5, 1907

Dr. Taylor's Dressing After Hare-Lip Operation.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(1):64. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520270070018

Port Huron, Mich., Dec. 22, 1906.

To the Editor:  —Under tie above heading Dr. Alfred S. Taylor of New York City calls attention1 to the use of strips of adhesive plaster crossed at a point above the nose, first used by him at the Vanderbilt clinic in 1901. He makes the statement: "So far as I know, it was an original idea."Dr. William H. DeCamp of Grand Rapids, Mich., was the originator, I think, of this idea, and described the method in a paper read before the Michigan State Medical Society in 1886.2I saw the method used two years later in one of the London, England, hospitals by one who had heard of Dr. DeCamp's method.Dr. Taylor, nevertheless, should have the gratitude of the medical profession for again bringing this method to its attention, and especially for illustrating it, which is the most efficient way

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