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October 4, 1890

NEW INSTRUMENTS.

JAMA. 1890;XV(14):516-517. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410400032014

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Abstract

MODIFICATION OF LEWIS' URETHRAL APPLICATOR.  BY G. FRANK LYDSTON, M. D., OF CHICAGO, ILL.Dr. Bransford Lewis, of St. Louis, Mo., recently published, in The Journal, a very ingenious applicator for the purpose of applying dense, oily liquids to the urethra. The instrument consisted of a round box with a tight-fitting cover, and a rubber tube for introduction into the urethra. The cover is provided with a thread which tightly fits a female screw with which the inner surface of the box is provided. The ointment that is to be applied is placed in the box, the tube is introduced into the urethra and the cover screwed in until the required quantity of the medicament has been forced into the canal.As the soft rubber tube is rather unmanageable, I have devised a modification of the instrument, in which a hard rubber endoscopie tube is utilized instead of the soft

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