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Henry B. Hitz, M.D.
JAMA. 1913;60(17):1295. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340170023014.
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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.

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