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May 31, 1902


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JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(22):1442. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480220028003

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The instrument here described is one on which I have been working at intervals for the past two years, and which has been remodeled a number of times. The present instrument is light and graceful and works almost perfectly. I can not say that it will displace all other instruments used for the same purpose, but it will do better work than any other single instrument. I assert that in the majority of instances it will remove the whole growth in one piece, that its use will be followed to a minimum hemorrhage and that no injury can be done to the septum, turbinates or pharyngeal walls when used with ordinary skill. There is little pain following its use compared to that which follows the repeated thrusts necessary in the use of the Gottstein curette and there will be no fragments left hanging to slough away and cause secondary hemorrhage.

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