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This instrument is curved throughout its entire length so that a large part of it and the operator's hand is entirely outside the line of vision, which gives an unobstructed field for operation. It has a compound lever handle which makes a firm grip on the tonsil with a very slight grasp of the fingers. The handles work close, permitting the tonsillotome or snare to be readily passed over them. It also may often be found to be a useful instrument for extracting foreign bodies from the pharynx or esophagus.
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Megrail WP. TONSIL FORCEPS. JAMA. 1915;LXV(16):1365. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.25810160003016d
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