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August 1, 1925


JAMA. 1925;85(5):356. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.26710050001014

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This is a two-piece instrument consisting of the Gelpi perineal retractor supplied with a Haslam Loktite locking device and thumb-set screw over which the groove of the Bubis weighted speculum is placed into position.

The instrument has been given a thorough trial at the Mount Sinai Hospital of Cleveland in all gyneplastic operations. It is especially adaptable for the repair of the cervix and cystocele and also for vaginal hysterectomies. The amount of tension and exposure of the vagina are easily controlled, and at least one assistant can be dispensed with during the operation.

The Gelpi perineal retractor is first placed in position and the Bubis weighted speculum is superimposed and fixed in the right position with the thumb-screw.

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