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While resident physician at the Emergency Hospital in this city several months ago and having occasion to use the stomach tube in a great number of emergency cases brought into the hospital suffering from the effects of poisonous substances (taken for suicidal intent and otherwise), acute alcoholism, indigestion, etc., and finding in many of these cases the use of the mouth gag unsatisfactory, inasmuch as it was with the greatest difficulty that one could retain the gag in position with obstreperous patients, I was led to devise a simple instrument or bobbin which has proved to be very effective and which has the double feature of being mouth gag and stomach tube protecter combined. I made and used a mouthpiece of hard wood, as shown in the accompanying diagram, for the first time Sept. 6, 1904, and on subsequent occasions to great advantage.
It causes no laceration of lips, gums
HYNSON LM. COMBINED MOUTH GAG AND STOMACH TUBE PROTECTER. JAMA. 1905;XLV(21):1573. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510210043005
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