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October 31, 1885

THE AXIS-TRACTION FORCEPS.

JAMA. 1885;V(18):502-503. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391170026009

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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir:  —I must confess some surprise in reading the criticism appended to my "Correction" published in Oct. 17th No. of this journal. In the first place, if any one is disingenuous it is certainly the writer of this criticism, who persists in saying, that I did not give credit to Dr. Felsenreich, in spite of the fact, that I have distinctly published and publicly stated, the disputed forceps to be the Alexander Simpson's, with Tarnier's axis-traction rods attached by Dr. Felsenreich's buttonhole joint! In the second place, the writer stated that the disputed forceps "is merely a modification of Felsenreich adaptation of Alexander Simpson's axis-traction forceps," and then in reference to Dr. Felsenreich's instrument contradicts himself by saying: "The forceps to which the axis-traction rods were attached, was the Wiener Schulzange, the original model of the Sir James Y. Simpson instrument."Hence, for

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