I have felt for some time that the scalpel and comedone extractor should be made into one instrument. I have used various unions in my office practice and am satisfied with the 2 pictured here. The instrument can be made by silver soldering a scalpel handle to a Shamberg comedone extractor. This can be done by a neighborhood welder.*
The instrument which I call a ``com-e-tome'' may be made with both large and small loops of a Shamberg comedone extractor or with only the small loop. The shaft of the comedone extractor should be curved slightly.
1001 Gayley Ave., W. Los Angeles (24).
The ``Com-e-tome,'' a combination scalpel and comedone extractor.
SAVITT LE. A Combination Scalpel and Comedone Extractor. Arch Dermatol. 1961;83(4):660–661. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580100124020
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