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August 25, 1934


JAMA. 1934;103(8):562-563. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.72750340001008a

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Surgeons have long sought for a satisfactory method of securing hemostasis of incisions in the scalp. The one almost universally adopted in the United States employs hemostats, which are placed on the galea and curled backward over the scalp. This method is satisfactory for the outer margin of the incision of the ordinary osteoplastic craniotomy, but on the inner margin the hemostats are very much in the operator's way, fall into the wound and generally cause much nuisance and loss of time. Various types of clamps have been devised from time to time to replace the inner row of hemostats but have never been entirely satisfactory. The ordinary Michel clips work very well and do no damage to the edge of the skin but have heretofore been difficult and tedious to apply. I was therefore much pleased to find an instrument in use by Dr. Clovis Vincent of Paris which

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