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January 1951

DIRECT LARYNGOSCOPY AIDED BY A NEW LARYNGOSCOPE "STABILIZER"

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, UNITED STATES ARMY

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;53(1):89-92. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750010108010

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Abstract

To expose the larynx directly in the majority of cases is not a difficult procedure, but to maintain exposure manually for an extended period, whether the patient is locally prepared or under general anesthesia, soon becomes most fatiguing to the hand and wrist of the operator. This is particularly true in teaching institutions, where the intralaryngeal structures and such pathological conditions as may be present have to be demonstrated to the interns and residents. It is further a great handicap to the resident to have to take a quick look over the operator's shoulder and get a distorted view of that which is being demonstrated. With the above in mind, I have devised what I propose to call a "laryngoscope stabilizer" (fig. 1) which can be easily attached to any of the standard laryngoscopes and which will maintain the scope in any desired position, thus giving the operator the free

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