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—In surgery, the spirit of the times is simplicity with efficiency. Economy in means as well as time the busy practitioner desires, when efficiency is not destroyed by this economy. Instruments to be used by the general practitioner must be neat, practical, easy to comprehend, and constructed with a special consideration for asepsis, the surgeon's bane. These conditions must be observed, and these attributes must be obtained, if the work of the surgeon is crowned with success.I wish to call the attention of the profession to a little amputating case, so complete in all its appointments and so efficient in the work of minor surgery as to make its possession very desirable. This is a compact case, (made by J. LaF. King, of this city), 7×3×1 inches, can be carried in the pocket, and yet it contains 2 amputating knives, 1 Liston blade 71/2 inches long, with
Griffith BM. Surgical Instruments and Case. JAMA. 1888;XI(14):501. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400660033009
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