The principal feature of this holder is its ability to grasp securely a small curved needle, so that a suture may be passed in any direction, leaving a clear view of the operative field. The needle can be instantly released and as readily picked up again and firmly held, which is a distinct advantage over the Yankauer type. It is made after the straight punch-forceps model, the needle being grasped by the movable end in a diagonal plane. The principal advantage of this needle-holder in submucous work is the rapidity with which suturing can be done in any direction with the least possible traumatism to the frequently thin, fragile, mucoperichondrial flap. A new needle-holder for submucous resection of the septum.
The Physician as a Community Asset.
—A well-trained sensible doctor is one of the most valuable assets of a community, worth to-day, as in Homer's time, many another man. To