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April 7, 1906


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JAMA. 1906;XLVI(14):1033. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510410035010

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This is one of a series of instruments designed for nose and throat work, the special feature of each being the "pistol grip" handle, which allows the operator an unobstructed view of the field of operation and an easy natural position which does not cramp the hand or fingers. The nasal snare shown here is very light, being made from nickled tubular brass, is well reinforced, exceedingly strong and durable, and I believe embodies several features that will make it a valuable instrument.

  1. The direct draft decreases resistance, and with the index and middle fingers in the rings the operator gets a purchase which makes a much more powerful snare than any with which I am familiar.

  2. The double carriage avoids binding when traction is made, at the same time reinforces the whole instrument so there is no springing even when considerable force is exerted.

  3. When greater force is needed

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