The Laryngoscope in Diseases of the Throat; With a Chapter on Rhinoscopy. a Manual for the Student and Practitioner

The Laryngoscope in Diseases of the Throat; With a Chapter on Rhinoscopy. a Manual for the Student and Practitioner

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...brush, as shown in Fig. 17, may be readily applied to anypart of the larynx with the aid of the laryngeal mirror. The angle at which the whalebone handle is bent is depicted in the woodcut, and the manner in which the brush Fia. is fastened upon it is also seen, and is exceedingly simple. A number of whalebone handles can be obtained of any instrumentmaker, with a little square knob at the slender end; this knob must be cut round or oval with a pen-The yngeal Brush. knife, and over the flame of a lamp this part of the handle is to be warmed, then bent at the proper angle, and held until it is cool, when the angle is retained. Brushes of a fair size must have the hollow quill portion slit up in five or six places, so that, after the quill part has been softened by standing some time in water, the slit pieces of quill can readily overlap one another, and be securely fastened by many turns of strong black thread (not cotton); the superfluous ends of the projecting quill can then be smoothed with scissors. These brushes should be prepared by the practitioner himself, and never purchased; he should possess several dozens of them, of various sizes, and not confine himself to five or six. After use they should immediately be placed in a glass vessel with water, and thoroughly cleansed the first moments of leisure in several vessels of water. They possess a superiority over all other brushes, with aluminium or other handles, as the practitioner can soon convince himself. When much used, the brushes can be renewed from time to time upon the same whalebone handles, and thus obviate any risk of detachment of the hair. With these most useful and yet simple instruments various agents in solution can be readily applied, and the cure of the majority of cases more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236643208
  • 9781236643209