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November 15, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(20):1271. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480460035023

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In using the snare for the removal of aural polypi, it often has to be rethreaded several times during a single sitting, a procedure which is always more or less tedious or annoying. I have devised a loop with the ends of the wire twisted so that it may be inserted into any snare with a single open canula with very little trouble. A piece of malleable steel wire No. 36 or 40 (about a foot in length for the Blake snare) is doubled and twisted (best in a small lathe, holding the loop end between the fingers), leaving the loop of any desired size. These loops are so very easy to make that they are inexpensive, and may be made up and kept on hand in sufficient numbers to have them always ready.

32 West Adams Avenue.

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