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An annoying feature of eye and ear work in a general hospital is the lack of concentration of instruments, drugs, appliances, etc., necessitating many delays incident to nurses or internes going from ward to ward in search of needed articles. I have endeavored to obviate this difficulty by designing an eye and ear case for hospital work which will contain practically all that is essential for ordinary service. The case is constructed of nickel-plated copper.
It has a strong handle, making it easy of transportation from ward to ward. It has a cover for protecting it from dirt. The top compartment is divided into large spaces for holding bulky objects, such as head mirrors, insufflators, tuning forks, etc., and small places for holding solutions, ointments, cotton, etc. It has a large drawer also for holding bulky objects, and a small drawer for holding knives, scissors, forceps, etc. In my own
ALLPORT F. SOME NEW INSTRUMENTS. JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(20):1335–1336. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470460034026
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