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For a long time I have felt the need of a delicate nasal dressing forceps with a curved tip, and with the assistance of F. A. Hardy & Co. I have evolved the instrument illustrated herewith. This can be used in many places in the nasal cavities when one wishes to pack or sponge or remove a dressing or débris around the corner. It can be held with the tip vertical when used in the superior cavities, as in the Mosher operation, or can be turned at any angle to the right or the left when reaching around a convex septum, and will also be found a convenient instrument in turbinate work.
It is annoying to have a piece of loose tissue or packing slip out of the line of vision and yet to know exactly where it is and still be unable to reach it with a straight tip
Orendorff O. A NASAL DRESSING FORCEPS. JAMA. 1915;LXIV(16):1316. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.25710420002016a
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