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Realizing how difficult it is to apply a dressing high up on the back of the neck and keep it there by the means generally used, I have devised a very simple bandage to accomplish this object by the following procedure:
Put on the dressings in the usual way. Apply a 2-inch bandage twice around the neck, folding it on itself lengthwise the second time around.
Cut a piece of stiff cardboard of suitable size and shape, as shown in Figure 1. Place the lower end of the cardboard in the fold made in the second turn of the bandage. Continue bandaging over the cardboard, fixing an occasional turn over the top. Figure 2 shows the completed bandage.
This bandage I have found very serviceable, especially where the patient objects to having the bandage around the forehead, and adhesive plaster is unsatisfactory.
The advantages are: The bandage is easily and
Bettman AG. A NEW NECK BANDAGE. JAMA. 1915;LXV(16):1363. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.25810160001016
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