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THE OBJECTS OF THE INSTRUMENT.
The purpose of this instrument is to combine such surgical instruments together that are ordinarily used by the physician, nurse, medical student and others that may from time to time need a few surgical tools. So far as possible the great danger of a combination instrument, that is to say one instrument interfering with the effectiveness of another, has been overcome. The instrument is not intended to supplant ordinary instruments as in the surgeon's pocket case, but it is intended to be used where one instrument at a time is desired. It is meant particularly for emergencies, as it is an instrument that one is likely to have with him at all times and in this respect not like the pocket case which sooner or later is apt to be at home when the emergency occurs.By the use of a small and a large
HENRY EMERSON WETHERILL. COMBINATION SURGICAL INSTRUMENT.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(11):647–648. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480370040017