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November 17, 1928


Author Affiliations

New York

From the Home for Hebrew Infants, service of Dr. Alfred F. Hess.

JAMA. 1928;91(20):1546. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.92700200001014

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Many difficulties are encountered in taking roentgenograms of infants. Considerable time and effort are wasted in endeavoring to keep the infants quiet; their constant twisting and squirming result in blurring and distortion and films which are confusing or of no diagnostic value. In addition, one or more attendants are required to hold the infants.

In order to obviate these difficulties, frames have been constructed of ordinary pine wood and utilized to restrain the infants while roentgenograms are being taken of their wrists and chests. The frame used for wrist plates is designed in the form of a chair, 10 inches wide and 14 inches deep, with a hinged rest 10 inches high (fig. 1). At this height, when in position, the arms and forearms of the infants extend horizontally forward from the shoulders. The forearms and wrists are immobilized by means of two wide straps

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