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January 11, 1941


JAMA. 1941;116(2):141. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.62820020011012b

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Manufacturer: The Birtcher Corporation, 5087 Huntington Drive, North, Los Angeles, Calif.

The Birtcher Model 799 Electro-Surgical Unit is said by the manufacturer to be designed so that it can be used for all major and minor technics of electrosurgery. The unit is provided with a tube circuit for cutting and a spark gap circuit for coagulation, and the manner in which it is designed permits simultaneous use of the two circuits.

The spark gap circuit, indicated on the operating panel by a red pilot light and red dial, is located on the left hand side of the instrument, and current for this circuit is supplied by depressing the red part of the triple pedal foot switch. On the right hand side is located the tube cutting circuit, indicated by a green pilot light and green dial on the operation panel; depressing the green part of the foot switch supplies current

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