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April 17, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(16):1210. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.26720420002009b

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The great boon that colostomy has been to a certain type of colon surgery has, from the esthetic standpoint, always been more or less neutralized by the burden and detriment to the patient's peace of mind, because of the proper care that it necessitates on his part. Therefore, any appliance more convenient, cleanly and comfortable than those now in use is worthy of description.

A patient of mine who has a colostomy has recently designed such a belt. It consists of two parts; the first is the belt, which is made of two pieces of canvas joined by an elastic In the larger piece of canvas there is inserted a metal ring about 4 inches (10 cm.) in diameter. This ring is intended to fit round the two ends of the intestine forming the colostomy, as shown in the illustration. The other part is the colostomy cap, which fits the

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