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During a tonsil operation, it frequently occurs that after one tonsil has been removed a considerable period of waiting is necessary to control the resulting hemorrhage before the operator obtains a clear operative field and may, without annoyance from the hemorrhage, proceed to the removal of the remaining tonsil. In such cases my tonsil hemostat (Fig. 1) has proved efficient.It arrests the hemorrhage promptly, eliminates the delay usually incident to its control, secures a clear operative fieldand thereby shortens the period of anesthesia, the time of operation and minimizes greatly the danger of subsequent hemorrhage. The special application of this hemostat is for the control of hemorrhage during the operation. It may be used, however, equally well for postoperative tonsillar hemorrhage.Its application is expeditious and simple; it can be used for either tonsil without change or adjustment and being constructed entirely of metal, may be boiled
TIVNEN RJ. TONSIL INSTRUMENTS. JAMA. 1911;LVII(9):722–723. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260080286009
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