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The instrument shown in the cut is modeled after the Reese urethral irrigator. Having broken several glass irrigators, it occurred to me that as the glass cup was the part most often broken, a detachable, soft-rubber cup would in a great measure lessen the liability to breakage. The instrument consists of a glass urethral irrigator, and a soft-rubber, detachable cup. The accompanying cut requires no explanation.
The advantages claimed for this modification are that it is less easily broken, is less expensive than one made wholly of glass, and the thickened rim of the cup prevents any spattering from the irrigation fluid. The cost is about one-half that of the glass irrigator.
PAUL LG. MODIFICATION OF THE REESE URETHRAL IRRIGATOR. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(22):1830. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210220056002c
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