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April 1925


Arch Otolaryngol. 1925;1(4):472. doi:10.1001/archotol.1925.00560010492015

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This is a monograph on the method and technic of applying sutures in the nose and throat, illustrating the instruments and technic in the several procedures. Some of the instruments are new and the technic modified to suit the particular instrument employed. The method and instruments for suturing the nasal septum are practically the same as have been used for some years.

Tonsil pillar sutures are placed by a self-threading needle, introduced either from before backward or from behind forward by instruments designed for each procedure.

Staphylorrhaphy suturing is shown in the use of a staff needle and a thread carrier to place the suture in the eye of the needle staff. The illustrations are clear and the explanatory text is short and to the point.

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