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The apparatus shown in the accompanying illustration has been of considerable service to me in evacuating the contents of small abscesses about the eyelids. Through the medium of a rubber bulb and an appropriate tip, it provides an inexpensive means of applying suction. The larger tip and the bulb in combination constitute a suction outfit sold in drugstores for the treatment of snake bite. With the large metal tip a considerable area of the lid can be treated at one time. The smaller Suction device for the treatment of styes. tip consists of an ordinary straight glass medicine dropper from which the bulb has been removed. The point of the medicine dropper fits snugly into the opening in the large rubber bulb ; the flanged extremity can be applied to isolated points of suppuration after they have been incised, and the contents can readily be evacuated. The low cost of the