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June 1948


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Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;39(6):816-817. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900020826006

In carrying out routine hospital dressings in ophthalmic cases, there are few occasions which necessitate various lengths of adhesive tape. Cutting individual pieces of adhesive tape one at a time is a slow process, and they are not always of equal lengths. A dispenser was designed which enables the ophthalmic nurse to have ready for dressings strips of adhesive tape of similar lengths. This dispenser is made of plastic material and is 15 cm. wide and 60 cm. long.

Two fingerholes, one at each end, enable the nurse to hold the dispenser easily either in the application or in the removal of the adhesive tape. Two small grooves run the entire length of the edge of the dispenser, allowing the bandage scissors to cut the tape easily. Small free tips of adhesive tape overlapping the grooved edges facilitate grasping it for removal. The adhesive tape does not lose any of

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