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March 10, 1923

AN INSTRUMENT (DRILL) TO FACILITATE THE CORRECTION OF CERTAIN TYPES OF EXTERNAL DEFORMITIES OF THE NOSE

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Houston, Texas

JAMA. 1923;80(10):690. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.26430370001009a

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Abstract

In the correction or reduction of certain types of external deformities of the nose, those of us that have labored with the rasps, saws and chisels realize the limitations occasionally encountered of certain of these instruments, and the difficulties necessary to overcome. As a result of work on the cadaver, as well as on the living patient, a drill or burr has been devised, by the use of which I have succeeded in meeting and correcting these difficulties.

The drill is especially indicated in the correction of lateral displacement, or deformity of the bony nasal framework, when it is necessary to mobilize the nose completely previous to replacement in the corrected position. Its use in this type of deformity renders the need for saws or chisels unnecessary.

In the reduction of bony prominences, exostoses, or the like it is invaluable, and with it one can smooth, round or bevel the

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