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September 1935


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Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;22(3):334. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640030348010

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This instrument is useful for internal or external operations on the nose. The tube is smaller at the distal end, which prevents the tube from becoming clogged by chips of bone and blood clots as an ordinary tube often does. The end of the tube is smooth and bulbous. This instrument will fit the ordinary

Nasal suction tube.

rubber suction tube. The tube is bent at a convenient angle to prevent obstruction of the operator's view when used intranasally. The tube is 4½ inches (11.3 cm.) from the tip to the angle. The diameter is 5 mm. with a gradual tapering at the distal end to a 3 mm. opening. The total length of the tube is 10 inches (25.4 cm.). I have been using this tube for all my work on the nose for more than a year.

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