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May 29, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(22):1690. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.26720480004008e

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This pocket case contains a number of clinical diagnostic aids that are often required in an emergency and are not as a rule carried in the physician's bag. The delay and inconvenience caused when I have been compelled to return to the office for some of these articles led me to design and make this compact case, which fits into my bag and is always at hand when needed. Its convenience and usefulness has been demonstrated many times, and I feel that it merits this description.

The case, of German silver, is hinged on one side and opens into two halves. It measures 10 by 15 by 3 cm. and weighs, with its contents, about 425 Gm. It contains the pipets for making blood counts; glass cover slips for blood smears; glass slides for blood or pus smears; a blood agar slant with sterile swab; a sterile test tube for

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