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December 1939


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Utica, N. Y.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;40(6):1000. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01490060138013

In the April 1939 issue of the Archives, Stryker1 described a novel inexpensive apparatus to hold shockproof x-ray cables out of the way. Owing to my inability to find readily a spring of the proper tension such as he described, I adopted the following modification:

For each cable two screen door springs are used. A loop, through which the cable passes, is formed by one spring, and the ends of this loop, together with the lower end of the second spring, are fastened by a bolt and nut. The upper end of the second spring is attached to a cross bar suspended from the ceiling. These springs provide ideal mobility and support for the cables, have the right degree of tension and are inexpensive and readily obtainable.

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