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The accompanying illustration shows a new adenoid curette, constructed on different principles from other sharp or dull curettes used in adenectomy. The main shaft of the instrument is 14 centimeters long, attached to a pistol grip. Upon the shaft rests a slide with two rings for the index and second fingers. To the slide is attached a second shaft, by means of which the blade can be moved 45 degrees forward and backward when traction is made upon the rings. The blades, two in number, resemble the Gottstein blade in general conformation. The dull blade has no cutting edge; the horizontal portion is round and the size of a No. 16 piano wire.
The knife blade resembles the blade of the Gottstein curette very closely, excepting the knife, which is only 2 millimeters wide. The fenestra of each blade is 16 millimeters transversely and 20 millimeters longitudinally. The dull blade
SAMSON WS. A NEW ADENOID CURETTE.. JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(19):1263. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470450034021b