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April 19, 1913

Safety-Razor to Cut Thiersch Grafts

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Bonner, Mont.

JAMA. 1913;60(16):1245. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340160047030

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To the Editor:  —Since several physicians are reporting their use of the safety-razor as a knife, I wish to report my early use of it as a section-cutter for Thiersch grafts. In this it excels Thiersch's planoconcave razor or any other instrument I ever used. To make the safety-razor practical it is best prepared by grinding about one-eighth inch off the comb or guard. Then one can cut to the right angle, and the length of the graft is limited only by the size of the part from which it is taken. I first used the safety-razor in this way Aug. 20, 1909, to graft after a scald of buttock and thigh.

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