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May 8, 1897

NEW MECHANICAL SAW FOR SEPTAL OPERATIONS.

Author Affiliations

VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN LARYNGOLOGICAL, RHINOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY, ETC. NEW ORLEANS. LA.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(19):907-908. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440190020029

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Abstract

In order to obviate the difficulty and fatigue of operating the nasal saw by hand, and to do this mechanically, by some mechanism which will enable us to use the saw not only with less exertion, but also with greater rapidity and precision, a number of mechanical saws have been devised. These saws are practically all operated by the electric dental motor.

For over a year I have endeavored to devise a saw for nasal operations which would combine simplicity, effectiveness, ease in application, facility of control, and would enable the operator to clearly follow the progress of the operation within the nasal cavity. After changing the model many times so that the last bears scarcely any resemblance to the first, I have at last devised a saw which combines the important features enumerated above, and which has done me excellent service. This saw may be attached to any of

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