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A NEW TYPE PORTABLE STERILIZER FOR SYRINGES AND NEEDLES

James K. McShane, M.D.
JAMA. 1937;108(19):1606. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.92780190002009a.
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This apparatus is an electric sterilizer for syringes, needles and minor operating kits. Being extremely portable and combining a method of not only sterilizing syringes and needles but also carrying them in a sterile condition, it permits the physician to have sterile syringes on hand at all times for any emergency or routine treatment in the patient's home that may be necessary. As it is smaller than a blood pressure apparatus this sterilizer can be carried at all times, and if necessary sterilization can be done in the patient's home. This, however, should be seldom necessary, as several sterile syringes and needles can be carried at the same time.

The sterilizer is a cylindric tube 6½ inches long and 2¼ inches in diameter and weighs 9 ounces. The base contains an electric unit which may be used on either alternating or direct current. As water is required to complete the

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