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March 7, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVI(10):489-490. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430620030012

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Dr. Budin, of Paris, uses in his practice the little instrument shown in the cut, to apply hot water in the treatment of hemorrhoids. It is all hollow, the base circle 2½ c. in diameter, and the three curved branches meeting 5 c. above it. The water enters through a tube fastened to some receptacle above, and sprays the hemorrhoids through a series of small openings in the branches. The olive shape given to the instrument is to facilitate its entrance in the anus, where the sphincter holds it in place. If the hot water causes pain to the surrounding parts he has the patient placed in a bath, so that the water mixes at once with some at a lower temperature as it runs out of the anus.—Revue Internat. de Méd. et de Chir., January 25.

THE PHONENDOSCOPE.  This instrument is claimed by its inventors, Bazzi and Bianchi,

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