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Article
August 1934

THE COPPER MOLDED SPLINT: A NEW METHOD OF APPLICATION

Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;20(2):211-214. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03600020075008
Abstract

After experimenting for the past ten years with various types of appliance for the immobilization of the fractured nose I have finally arrived at a method which in my experience has proved safe and dependable. The molded copper splint is not original with me; it was suggested years ago by Lee Cohen of Baltimore and since then has been mentioned from time to time in the literature. At first I found several disadvantages in the copper splint, most of them having to do with the difficulty of keeping the splint in place. The plan, as I have worked it out, takes care of this problem satisfactorily and at the same time provides for a greater degree of comfort for the patient.

The method of making and applying the splint is as follows: The sheet copper used must be light enough to be readily bent with the fingers. If it is

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