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Ira Wilens, M.D.
JAMA. 1930;94(4):259-260. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.27120300001009.
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The maternity binders used at present in most hospitals, although efficient, have certain inherent objections. First, they are difficult to put on. Secondly, it takes a long time to adjust them properly. Next, the nurses often stick their fingers, and occasionally the patient, with safety pins when applying the binder. After the binder has been beautifully put on by the nurse, the doctor comes along and takes it off, and another ten minutes is required to replace it. Lastly, the abdominal binder never stays below the hips but has a tendency to roll up on the abdomen.

In order to overcome these defects, the binders described here were devised.

AN IMPROVED BREAST BINDER  The binder is made of preshrunk ordinary unbleached muslin and comes in two sizes, small and large. It is cut along the regulation pattern. The following is a description of the large size: Ten inches from the


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