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May 16, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(20):702-704. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410720018004

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Therapeutics and Pharmacology. 

Simple Method for Controlling Epistaxis.  Dr. W. W. Parker, of Richmond, Va., says in the New York Medical Record: The plan of arresting hæmorrhage from the nose, which I here describe, I have used for thirty years without one failure. When I first began to practice I used Bellocq's instrument, but found it painful, and in small children, exceedingly troublesome of application. The little device which I use is made of fifteen of the long threads of patent lint, size three and one-half, or four inches long, which I double on themselves and tie in the middle, and let one end of the string be six or eight inches long so as to pull the plug out when necessary. When doubled on itself it looks like a "comet" in miniature, with a nucleus and thirty tails or twice the number of threads used. A probe is

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