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March 25, 1933

AN EASY METHOD OF REMOVING PLASTER CASTS

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Scottsbluff, Neb.

JAMA. 1933;100(12):885. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.27420120002009a

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Abstract

Essentially, this method consists in creating, at the time of application, free channels between the gauze or wadding and the plaster, enabling one to saw through the plaster with a gigli saw, along a predetermined line.

Waterproof paper tubules (soda straws or similar casings) are threaded on a stout cord or a flexible wire of considerable tensile strength and applied over the gauze or wadding surrounding the part to be covered by the cast. At intervals of no greater than 12 inches the tubules, with encased cord or wire, are looped outward for a slightly greater length than the proposed thickness of the plaster cast. These loops are passed through perforated gummed paper strips, which, attached to the gauze, maintain their position.

The line of cleavage of the cast is determined at this time and may be a straight line or may be laid to meet the exigencies of the

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