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February 1933


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Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;17(2):243-244. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03570050230010

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The ligator described here is especially designed for tying bleeding points which are difficult to tie with the surgeon's fingers.

This instrument is composed of a main shaft into which a lower segment is welded. The segment is brought to a sloping point, in the end of which is a small opening slightly larger than a no. 2 catgut, through which the ligature is threaded. About 3 inches (7.6 cm.) from this tip there are another opening and a guide where the ligature makes its exit. On the under side of this portion of the shaft is a

A new instrument.

serrated flexible steel clip for attaching the ligator to the shank of a hemostat and receiving the loose ends of the ligature.

On the main shaft is a carriage, on which a clip is fastened to receive the ligature after it is brought through the exit. This

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