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To the Editor: In May 1960, I submitted for your consideration an article entitled "A New Technique and Instrument in Adenoidectomy." In this article, among the description of the trials and tribulations of doing a proper tonsillectomy, I told of the difficulties in trying to properly visualize and remove adenoid tissue with the instruments we had up to that time. I stated that the instruments used by me were those illustrated in a photo sent to you labeled Fig 1. I stated that I also used a new instrument, which for lack of
Kirchick suction punch. a name I called the Kirchick suction punch, and it was illustrated in Fig 2 and 3.
In my description of the instrument, I stated that I modified a Schmeden or Meltzer punch by lowering the height of the biting component. Under the stationary portion of the biting shaft and tip, I fashioned a
KIRCHICK JG. NEW INSTRUMENTS IN ADENOIDECTOMY. Arch Otolaryngol. 1965;81(6):642–643. doi:10.1001/archotol.1965.00750050657025
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