One of the petty annoyances of the anesthetist is the arranging of a satisfactory dropper for the ether can.
Every one who gives many anesthesias, at some time or other, has wished for a device of some sort that would do away with the inserting of the wick of gauze, safety pin or similar makeshift dropper, and at the same time deliver the ether from the can in a suitable manner.
After experimenting with many droppers, I have evolved a simple contrivance which not only eliminates all this trouble but at the same time adds a tinge of fascination and gives a finished technic to ether administration.
The dropper is made of thin sheet metal and is triangular, with the base covering half the mouth of the can. To the back of the metal is a wire spring loop which allows it to be instantly applied or removed. Whether the