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March 13, 1926

A DEVICE FOR SUSPENDING AN ICEBAG

JAMA. 1926;86(11):748-749. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.26720370001008b

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Abstract

In the treatment of heart disease of children, it may be difficult to keep an icebag in place. Its weight in such cases is also an objection. To avoid these difficulties, a device as shown in the illustration has been constructed.

The apparatus consists of two slotted wooden beams made stationary at right angles, and an adjustable block and tackle to which the icebag sling and a counterbalance are attached. The upright beam is fastened to the cross rods at the head of the bed by means of two adjustable hooked belts. The horizontal beam carries the adjustable block and tackle which is to be made stationary directly over the point of application of the icebag. The sling is composed of a strong wire ring suspended by means of three adjustable cords, which are held apart by means of a triangular wooden frame, through the corners of which the cords

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