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July 1932

OPERATING TABLE FOR ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS

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Baltimore
From the Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;8(1):93-94. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820140101011

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Abstract

The simple and inexpensive operating table here described is in daily use in the research laboratories of the Wilmer Institute, and two years' experience has proved its convenience and its adaptability to a wide variety of animal experiments. Details of construction are given, since its manufacture is well within the capabilities of the usual university mechanic's shop.

The table is made of wood. It is 38 inches high, 55 inches long, and 21 inches wide. The legs are set back 3 inches from the edge of the table top. They are 3 inches square at the top, 2 inches square at the bottom, and cross-braced in each direction 6 inches from the floor.

The table top is 1¼ inches thick. On a line 1½ inches from the edge, parallel to it and running continuously around it, half inch holes are bored through the table top every 2 inches. The

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