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February 17, 1912

A NEW, SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE TOURNIQUET FOR CONTROLLING HEMORRHAGE OF THE SCALP

Author Affiliations

Professor of Surgery, Medico-Chirurgical College PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(7):471-472. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260020155007
Abstract

The various means of controlling hemorrhage from the scalp are either very complicated or somewhat ineffective. Simple and effective control of hemorrhage is desirable inasmuch as in many cases profuse bleeding might be the cause of the patient's inability to recover from the given surgical procedure on the head.

The method here described controls the hemorrhage absolutely. It is at hand everywhere and offers advantages over all other methods used to-day.

It consists in applying to the patient's head a certain length of roller bandage, 2 inches wide, from the chin over the head to the nape of the neck, and a similar piece of bandage crosswise from shoulder to shoulder over the head. An ordinary quarter-inch piece of rubber tubing, 7 feet long, is then applied over the bandage around the head on a level with the external auditory meatus. The tubing is then stretched effectively so as to

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