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October 29, 1892

SAWS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN NASAL SURGERY.Read in the Section of Larngology and Otology at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

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JAMA. 1892;XIX(18):507-508. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420180001001

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Woakes used small saws, and Siler recommended them for the removal of bone tissue in the nose. Bosworth reported a series of 166 operations of deformities of the nasal septum, with a saw of his own device and since that time they have been used almost exclusively to any other.

It is the best instrument for removing small bony projections that I have used, yet there is trouble in using it where the septum is deflected and a broad surface to be removed.

In these cases soon after we commence sawing, the spaces between the teeth fill up, the saw will fail to cut rapidly, and we are compelled to use pressure, clean the teeth or change saws.

I have also had cases where it was impossible to enter the saw far enough, either below or above, to have stroke sufficient to do any satisfactory work toward the removal of

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