In a recent issue of the Archives Dr. J. M. Shelton1 described a thimble forceps which he used as a time saver in treatment by electrolysis. This obviates the need of picking up and laying down the epilation forceps. One of my colleagues, Dr. Sydney J. Robbins, carries this one step further and has attached his epilation needle handle as well as his forceps to a separate thimble. Actually, as much or more time is lost in stretching the skin preparatory to the insertion of the needle as in picking up the forceps.
A simple and efficient instrument combines the epilation needle and forceps on one handle. The forceps is readily attached to the handle of the epilation needle by two ordinary rubber bands, as shown in the accompanying photograph, by transparent tape or by more permanent means if desired. With this arrangement, one hand is used to stretch
Goldberg HC. A COMBINED EPILATION NEEDLE AND FORCEPS HANDLE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;44(6):1104–1105. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01500060125013
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