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The model photographed here was made up by an inexperienced man, who, being a blacksmith, used only hammer, anvil and file, but it serves the purpose. The advantages of these shears are that they are easily differentiated from other instruments on the table; can be used with the left hand as well as the right; they are always ready to cut, being open and not difficult to grasp. They are especially useful in cutting sutures, thin tissues and dissecting.
If taken up by an experienced instrument maker and modified somewhat, I believe that this very simple instrument will prove itself valuable.
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Jones EM. MODIFIED SHEEP-SHEARS USEFUL IN SURGERY. JAMA. 1913;60(23):1784. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340230030017
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