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July 14, 1906

AN IMPROVED RECTAL OPERATING TABLE.

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CLEVELAND, OHIO.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(2):111. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210020031003a

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Abstract

Since publishing a description of my table in the Medical Record several years ago the table has been remodeled and improved as shown in the following illustrations: Figure 1 shows a front view of the table. Figure 2 shows a back view with the side shelf folded down and the leg rests up in position. The leg rests are adjustable as to height, the padded pieces being hinged on the round supports so that they automatically adjust themselves to the leg, thus assuring a comfortable position. At the same time the buttocks are brought to the end of the table, making the parts easy of access for the operator. When the side shelf is adjusted and locked in position, as shown in Figure 3, and the top tipped to an angle of 90 degrees, the patient is then in position for a proctoscopic examination. With the patient in the Sims

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