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December 6, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(23):1459. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480490031003

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Several years ago the writer commenced using a bandage which he originated—so far as he knows—and which has at times been called the "Pryor bandage."

METHOD OF APPLICATION.  Standing in front of the patient, and holding a strip of two or three inch roller muslin bandage, two and one-half yards long, and the dressing being in place, the bandage is applied as follows:

  1. Apply the middle of the strip of bandage to patient's vertebral column at the waist.

  2. Carry ends of bandage forward about the waist.

  3. Holding the extremities taut, carry one end entirely around the other, making a "round turn" or an "elbow hitch." The result resembles an X with one of its component parts completely wrapped around the other.

  4. After twisting it as described, carry the inner extremity inside and the outer extremity outside the thigh and unite the ends with a knot, safety pin or other appliance.

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