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February 16, 1901

New Bandage Pin.

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JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(7):457. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470070032023

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I present illustrations of a bandage-pin recently devised by me. The pin is made as follows: A figure-of-eight piece of wire having the two ends turned at right angles to the plane of base and the ends sharpened. The base is flattened and the two prongs extend one-half to five-eighths of an inch up from the base, perpendicular to it and parallel to each other. These two are about one-fourth of an inch apart. In applying a bandage, say a recurrent of the scalp, after making one turn around the head to fix the bandage place one pin on the inion and one just above the sinciput; this will enable the surgeon, by pressing the bandage down over the extending prongs, and returning over them, to apply this bandage alone and with a single-headed roller bandage. After enough has been put on, separate the prongs and turn down against the

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