In presenting this instrument to the profession, I fully realize that there are a number of tonsil suture forceps on the market that have been devised for the purpose of controlling bleeding in the tonsillar fossa. But I have found all to have one or more serious objections, the chief of which is the slotted or open eye of the needle, which catches the tissue when the needle is being withdrawn, causing a tearing and laceration, and sometimes tearing the vessel, thereby causing more bleeding than it was at first attempted to control.
For some time, it has been my desire to devise an instrument with a closed or round eye needle which could not catch in the tissue or create any traumatism. With the cooperation of the George P. Pilling & Sons Company, an instrument has been devised which, I believe, will fill a long felt need.
WATT R. A NEW TONSIL SUTURE FORCEPS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;10(3):300–301. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620060096011
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