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October 22, 1892

AN IMPROVED GALVANO-CAUTERY SNARE; ITS USE IN THE NOSE AND THROAT.Read in the Section of Laryngology and Otology, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

Author Affiliations

OF ST. LOUIS, MO. PROFESSOR OF DISEASES OF THE NOSE AND THROAT. MARION-SIMS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE; LARYNGOLOGIST TO THE MISSOURI PACIFIC AND M.K. AND T. HOSPITALS; SURGEON TO THE NOSE AND THROAT DEPARTMENT OK THE MARION-SIMS HOSPITAL AND THE GRAND AVENUE FREE DISPENSARY.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(17):489-490. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420170013001e

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Abstract

There is a just demand on the part of the medical profession for instruments which fulfil every requirement on the score of precision, efficiency and cleanliness, and just as nearly as an instrument approaches these essentials, so nearly perfect does it become. Furthermore, any change in an established instrument, which causes it to approximate this ideal condition of things, constitutes an improvement which merits adoption.

To any one who has used the galvano-cautery snares now in vogue, the thought must often have been presented that, in spite of the many advantages to be derived from their use, they exhibit many drawbacks which, long since, should have been overcome. So great, in fact, have these shortcomings appeared, that many have discarded the galvano-cautery from their armamentarium, and have adopted instead the cold snare of long ago.

A very considerable experience in the use of the galvano-cautery snare, has caused the writer

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