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July 31, 1915


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San Diego, Calif.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(5):420-421. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.25810050001014a

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The widely increasing work among surgeons in the treatment of bone lesions by direct methods has created a demand for motor-driven instruments, several of which are now on the market. All of these, however, aside from being very expensive, lack several essential qualities which we have tried, in a measure, to develop in the instrument described below.

The instrument consists of a 1/15 horse power motor connected with a driving shaft, 4 inches long, at the end of which is screwed a chuck for securing the surgical bits. Around these parts there is a snug fitting, detachable metal case permitting free and easy access to the motor mechanism. At the posterior end of the case there is fitted a permanent hollow grip in which are stored the resistance coils and control mechanism. In addition to this grip, there is a detachable handle which can be fastened to the shell around

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