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April 1961

A Combination Scalpel and Comedone Extractor

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Arch Dermatol. 1961;83(4):660-661. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580100124020

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.

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