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November 1960

Blade Holders for Tonsil Gags

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1960;72(5):631. doi:10.1001/archotol.1960.00740010643009
Abstract

For many years it has been the custom, in hospitals where many tonsillectomies are done, to work from a central supply and instrument table. The various items needed for the individual tonsillectomy are transferred to the Mayo Stand as needed. Needless to say, after several cases have been done, a certain amount of confusion exists on the supply table. In an effort to minimize this confusion, the blade holder is presented.

The Blade Holder  The base is made of brass, 2 mm. in thickness, and chrome plated. The base has both small legs on the under-surface and multiple perforations to allow for good sterilization. On one side is an arm to allow easy manipulation with a sterile instrument forceps. The blades are held in position by spring brass chrome-plated springs, stiff enough to hold the blade firmly in place, yet not so firmly but that the blade can be instrumentally

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