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AN IMPROVED TONSIL-KNIFE

AN IMPROVED TONSIL-KNIFE In this day of development of the comparatively new operation of tonsillectomy, an instrument which simplifies the operation or hastens its completion, is of advantage to the profession. I have devised for the purpose of quickly and more easily enucleating tonsils a knife of small size with both angles sharp, as shown in the illustration. Its small size assists very greatly in its manipulation within the mouth. It can be used with dispatch for dissecting in almost any direction and is usually the only knife I find necessary in preparing for the snare, and it can even be used with advantage to complete the enucleation of the tonsil either under local or general anesthesia. It will be noticed that the distal end is patterned somewhat after Dr. Douglass' knife, with a probe point, but instead of this joining a straight handle, it joins at nearly a right angle, an equal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

AN IMPROVED TONSIL-KNIFE

JAMA , Volume LVI (5) – Feb 4, 1911

AN IMPROVED TONSIL-KNIFE

Abstract


In this day of development of the comparatively new operation of tonsillectomy, an instrument which simplifies the operation or hastens its completion, is of advantage to the profession.
I have devised for the purpose of quickly and more easily enucleating tonsils a knife of small size with both angles sharp, as shown in the illustration. Its small size assists very greatly in its manipulation within the mouth. It can be used with dispatch for dissecting in almost any...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1911 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1911.02560050032011
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Abstract

In this day of development of the comparatively new operation of tonsillectomy, an instrument which simplifies the operation or hastens its completion, is of advantage to the profession. I have devised for the purpose of quickly and more easily enucleating tonsils a knife of small size with both angles sharp, as shown in the illustration. Its small size assists very greatly in its manipulation within the mouth. It can be used with dispatch for dissecting in almost any direction and is usually the only knife I find necessary in preparing for the snare, and it can even be used with advantage to complete the enucleation of the tonsil either under local or general anesthesia. It will be noticed that the distal end is patterned somewhat after Dr. Douglass' knife, with a probe point, but instead of this joining a straight handle, it joins at nearly a right angle, an equal

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 4, 1911

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