The reason that there are so many tonsil grasping forceps on the market is that there is none suitable for all tonsils (babies; adults) which at the same time enables one to grasp small tonsillar tags. I have tried to embody certain features in the new instrument that will be able to cope with the foregoing conditions.
The tonsil forceps.
The chief advantages of this instrument are: 1. There are two sets of teeth just behind the jaws, the advantage being that one can take hold of a soft tonsil without tearing it. Moreover, small pedicles can be grasped and held, thus doing away with a second instrument. 2. The instrument is slender and is well made. 3. It has a narrow open handle, which enables one to slip a small wire loop over it. 4. There is a single tight lock.
Kny-Scheerer Corporation, of 580 5th Avenue, New York,
BERGER M. NEW TONSIL FORCEPS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1930;12(3):376. doi:10.1001/archotol.1930.03570010422010