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April 1925

A UNIVERSAL COUPLING FOR IRRIGATING CANNULAS IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Arch Otolaryngol. 1925;1(4):421-422. doi:10.1001/archotol.1925.00560010441008
Abstract

The small piece of apparatus described is offered as an addition to the already extensive armamentarium of the otolaryngologist, with the idea that it may prove of service in the practice of those who wish to speed up and to simplify one phase of office treatment.

The apparatus consists of a universal coupling made, as is shown in the accompanying illustration (Figs. A), in two portions, a male and a female part. The female portion consists of a thin cone of metal which is, of course, hollow throughout. The cone is truncated at its smaller end; this end of the cone is to be soldered or brazed into the handle end of the irrigating cannula to be used, as is shown in the cut at C and D. Near the larger end of the female part of the coupling is a slot which runs for a short distance in the

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