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October 12, 1912


JAMA. 1912;LIX(15):1377. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270100145016

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My antrum irrigator, shown in the accompanying illustration, on account of its simplicity, has given great satisfaction and proved a time-saver, It was designed by me two years ago and has proved invaluable in clinical work, in which so many cases are seen and treated during a limited period of time. The instrument is a long needle with a special curve, having a handle and tip for attaching rubber tubing. The curve of this instrument has proved to be superior to others that were intended to enter the antrum through the inferior meatus. It is very easy to manipulate, and, as it was intended to enter the maxillary sinus below the inferior turbinate, it is an instrument of safety even in the hands of the inexperienced.

To irrigate the maxillary sinus, anesthetize the nasal mucous membrane at the selected point of entry, which is usually about 20 mm. posteriorly to

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