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November 1934


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Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;20(5):711. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03600050098012

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This new type of mucous membrane elevator for radical operation on the sinus or for submucous resection measures 9¼ inches (23.5 cm.) in length. The aluminum shaft is hexagonal and of ample dimensions so that it may be held in the fingers without cramping the hand. The ends are made of silver, which can be shaped to suit individual requirements. If the silver becomes too hard, as it will in time, it may be made more flexible by being heated in a flame and allowed to cool gradually. The silver is rigid enough to be used in submucous resections or for removing the mucous membrane in operations on the sinus.

With an instrument of this type it is possible to peel the mucous membrane from the sinus walls, and a curet will not be necessary unless there is osteitis.

The instrument was made by the Surgical Mechanical

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