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To the Editor:
—About four years ago I saw the growing need of some apparatus whereby saline solution could be administered by the drop method. After four years' work and an expense of over $500 (paid in experimenting), I perfected what is now known as the "Maguire dropper," and described it in the Journal of the Michigan State Medical Society, July, 1908. As it was against professional ethics to have this apparatus patented, I turned it over to the profession, and I notice in the last few months, since it has been placed on the market, that three imitations have appeared. One man has been so professional as to take the credit of getting it up himself and has applied for a patent on it, giving himself the credit of being the inventor of my dropper. This I do not care so much for, but each one has designed it
Maguire FJW. The Maguire Dropper for Saline Solution. JAMA. 1910;LIV(8):631. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550340053015
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