The muscle forceps1 to be described was devised because of several difficulties encountered in the use of the instruments available. It is believed that this forceps may eliminate some disadvantages and add certain new features. A search of the literature from 1870 to 1935 indicates that a forceps of this character has not been described previously.
DESCRIPTION OF THE FORCEPS
The forceps (figure) designed for operations on the ocular muscles is constructed as follows: The forceps is 95 mm. long ; the jaws are 12 mm. long by 2 mm. wide. An elevated ridge on one jaw fits into a depression in the other jaw; this device holds the muscle effectively, but the elimination of teeth and pins permits the facile passage of either jaw of the forceps beneath the muscle.
A 10 mm. rule is attached to the shaft of the instrument so that the amount of