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July 7, 1900

New Leg Holder Securing a Perfect Lithotomy Posture Without Assistants.

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JAMA. 1900;XXXV(1):44-45. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620270030019

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The crutch here represented is made of light gauge bicycle tubing of various sizes, which telescope one within the other both when adjusted and when packed for transportation. It consists essentially of a cross-bar made in three separate pieces, each twelve inches long, the two outer and larger pieces telescoping the center one, working on it with a sliding motion, and capable of being fixed at any required length by set-screws. It also has two bands or half circles, also adjusted by set-screws, that slide on the cross-bar, and fix the thighs at any required angle from the body. Into each end of the bands are eyelets to which is attached the strap that passes over the shoulders. When in working order, the cross-bar will be under the knees, and the bands around the inner portion of the thigh immediately above the knees. This will give any position desired, and

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