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June 14, 1924

DEVICE TO HOLD SUSPENSION TACKLE ON THE JAMB OF A DOOR

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Pittsburgh

JAMA. 1924;82(24):1935. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.26520500004014d

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Abstract

While suspension is relatively little used now in the application of plaster casts, there occasionally turns up a case in which it is desired to suspend the patient by the Sayre headpiece. In such a contingency we are sometimes faced with the problem of where to attach the apparatus overhead.

The device illustrated is simple and inexpensive, and answers the purpose well.

It is made from a pair of heavy ice tongs that have a chain handle. The handle is removed and two short pieces of steel substituted, a hole being provided in the lower end of each to receive a hook or piece of rope to attach the head apparatus. The ends of the tongs are blunted, and to each is brazed a heavy piece of iron or steel, 3 or 4 inches long and about an inch wide. It is best to attach a spring between the arms

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