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December 30, 1911

ANMPROVED HYHYPODERMIC OUTFIT

Author Affiliations

Neurologist to the Wesley Memorial Hospital ATLANTA, GA.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(27):2121. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120311003

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Abstract

Every physician has his troubles with hypodermic injections. Among these are (1) the difficulty of quickly and conveniently obtaining sterile water for injection; (2) the difficulty of sterilizing the needle and syringe, outside the office or hospital; (3) the difficulty of keeping the syringe always water-tight and in good working order; (4) the bother of protecting the needles from rust and from obstruction; and (5) the loss of time involved in getting the instrument together and the solution prepared in emergency cases. To overcome these difficulties, I have evolved the device described below.

The apparatus consists of (1) a cylindrical vial about 4 inches long and ¾ inch in diameter; (2) a perforated cork; (3) an all-glass syringe with ground-glass piston; (4) a platinum needle; and (5) about one ounce of sterile water. The platinum needle is attached to the dinches long and dinch in diameter; (2) a perforated cork;

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