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July 9, 1887

NEW INSTRUMENTS.

JAMA. 1887;IX(2):59-60. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400010043012

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Abstract

THE SURGEON'S PUMP.  BY W. J. HERDMAN, M.D.,PROFESSOR OF PATHOLOGICAL ANATOMY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN.Seldom has the ingenuity of the inventor brought to the aid of the physician and surgeon a more useful instrument than that designed and manufactured by Mr. E. E. Allen, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and named by him the "Surgeon's Pump." It combines the requisites of simplicity and efficiency in so evident a manner, and is so generally applicable to conditions arising in a great variety of disordered states of the system, that upon seeing it in operation one is disposed to smile at his own stupidity in not having thought of it himself.The invention consists of a rubber tube a yard or more in length, upon which a single loop is formed near the middle, and this loop enclosed in a circular wooden or metal box (Fig. 1). Upon the inner

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