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September 24, 1904

New Instrument.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(13):893. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500130041003

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SALINE INFUSION AND IRRIGATING FLASK.  JOHN J. SHEA, M.D.BEVERLY, MASS.This apparatus relates to an improvement in saline infusion and irrigating flasks. As illustration shows, it consists of a chemical glass reservoir, suitably marked in cubic centimeters up to one liter. It is provided at its base with a nipple-shaped outlet, to which rubber tube and needle are attached. This glass reservoir is held in place by upper and lower metal rings, between which and flask is interposed rubber packing to prevent flask from cracking. These rings are detachably connected, by means of metal rods going through perforated ears in the rings. The upper end of each rod is provided with an eye, to which is connected a handle. The lower end of each rod is threaded and is secured by means of adjustable nuts. These rods pass loosely through perforated ears in upper and lower rings, so

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