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May 1961

Tubex Syringe and Sterile Needle Unit in Dermatology

Arch Dermatol. 1961;83(5):846-847. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580110134020

In the chapter, Advances in Dermatological Management, in the Year Book of Dermatology and Syphilology, 1953-1954, Marion Sulzberger1 recommended the cartridge syringe for dermatological anesthesia in tissue which is often so firm as to offer considerable resistance.

In the Archives, August, 1960, Robert A. Berger2 described an improved technique, which is rather complicated, for the intracutaneous injection of steroid suspensions with a new syringe and special needles.

A much easier method is to use a Tubex syringe with an empty, graduated, Tubex Sterile Needle Unit. They are available with a 25 gauge needle, 5/8 inch long, and a shortened bevel hypodermic needle, less than 1/10 inch long.

The use of the Tubex Syringe with the empty Tubex Sterile Needle Unit is very simple: (1) Grasp barrel of syringe in one hand. With other hand pull the knob of plunger out firmly and turn the entire handle section aside