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Much annoyance is frequently experienced in transporting either a broad and unwieldy instrument case which will not fit into any convenient sized bag, or by the necessity of carrying about numerous smaller boxes containing instruments. I have avoided this for a long time by a number of smaller boxes containing a complete set of instruments for any of the more usual operations.
One of these contained a cataract set, another the instruments required for iridectomy, while a third contained a complete set for tenotomy, advancement, etc. Miscellaneous instruments were mingled in a fourth.
This plan requires an unnecessary multiplication of many instruments, e.g., specula, lid elevators, forceps, scissors, etc., needed in almost all operations upon the eye. Then too it is not always possible to anticipate every requirement, so that in operating away from the office, it became necessary to carry a large bag, containing numerous instruments, boxes, a sterilizing
RISLEY SD. NEW AND COMPACT CASE FOR A COMPLETE SET OF OPHTHALMIC INSTRUMENTS WITH STERILIZING TRAY. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(3):134–135. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440030029009
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