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October 1935


Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;22(4):487-490. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640030503011

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These simplified instruments for nasal reconstruction are presented here only after exhaustive and thorough tests have proved their usefulness. It will be seen that each instrument is designed to assist in the accomplishment of a certain step in the operation. The instruments have been so simplified that there are no complicated parts which can get out of order; cutting instruments may be readily sharpened.

For infiltration of a local anesthetic the automatic continuous injection syringe has been invaluable (fig. 1). This is a modification of the Pitkin syringe. The

Fig. 1.—The automatic continuous injection syringe.

Fig. 2.—The top illustration shows the ribbed-back knife and the lower one a transfixion knife.

broad palm-rest and finger-rests make the syringe comfortable to handle and permit sufficient pressure to infiltrate the tissues with perfect ease. The bent stainless steel spring pulls the piston out and at the same time automatically refills the barrel.

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