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April 29, 1905

New Instrument

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(17):1369. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500440045004

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UTERINE ELEVATOR FORCEPS.  THOMAS S. CULLEN. M.B.BALTIMORE.When dealing with adhesions in the pelvis, it is often necessary to draw the uterus upward and forward so that the adhesions can be cut under guidance of the eye. Traction may be made by grasping the round ligament, the margin of the tube or the utero-ovarian ligament with artery forceps, but in inflammatory cases the tissue is peculiarly prone to tear and considerable bleeding is liable to follow if much traction be made. The uterus may be grasped with bullet forceps. These are apt to tear out if much traction be exerted, and, even if they do not, subsequent bleeding from the points where the instrument grasped the organ is a source of annoyance and several sutures are often required to check it.About two years ago, I had forceps made that obviate most of these difficulties. One might very well

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