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SUCTION TUBES FOR USE IN THE NOSE, THROAT OR EARS

Harold Hays, M.D.
JAMA. 1915;LXV(5):421. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.25810050002014c.
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The tubes illustrated are designed for removing small amounts of secretions from the nose, throat or ears. They are made of glass and are fitted to a suction pump. Near the angle the glass is blown into a bulb into which the secretion will run. Just beyond the angle is a small hole so that even though the pump is turned on no suction is created until this hole is closed by the finger. In order to clean the tubes, water is run through them and then the excess of secretion is cleaned out by attaching the tube to the compressed air apparatus. If this does not succeed, one may start suction and thus draw water through them until they are perfectly clean. These tubes are readily boiled and are more durable than one would suppose.

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