December 31, 1904

New Instrument.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(27):2037. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500270031004

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AN ADJUSTABLE TUBE FOR THE FINSEN LAMP.  GEORGE G. HOPKINS, M.D.BROOKLYN, N. Y.A treatment which consumes an hour or more and which necessitates having the patient perfectly immobile, should be administered with the patient in as comfortable a position as possible. The Finsen apparatus as constructed in Denmark is fixed and each case must be adjusted to the tube no matter how uncomfortable the position has to be.My adjustable tube is designed to make an otherwise perfect apparatus adjustable to any position of the patient. The accompanying photograph illustrates both the mounting of the tube and the lamp. Instead of suspending the lamp in its frame with four wires I have arranged an easy and rapid method of adjustment, by using a yoke attached to a rod, passing into a tube and held at any height desired by a clamp screw (8). This admits the raising and

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