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November 13, 1909


JAMA. 1909;LIII(20):1637. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550200027002d

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The general practitioner, who has but an occasional case of Pott's disease to treat, frequently finds the expense of a suspensory apparatus, as supplied by the manufacturers of deformity appliances, prohibitive. The following device which I have employed has the advantages of cheapness and availability:

A large screw-hook and a cleat may be purchased for a few cents. The hook is screwed into the top of the doorway, and to this is fastened a set of three pulleys and rope (an old "exerciser" can be used); to the lower pulley is attached an ordinary wooden coat-hanger. A Barton's head-bandage is firmly applied to the child's head and a roller bandage is passed through the center of this and made fast to the coat-hanger above. The length of this bandage is determined by the length of the child's arms, the

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