A RUBBER-JAWED INSTRUMENT FOR ABDOMINAL SURGERY.
CHANNING W. BARRETT, M.D.Professor of Gynecology, Chicago Clinical School; Adjunct Professor of Gynecology, College of Physicians and Surgeons (Medical Department, University of Illinois); Assistant Surgeon Marion Sims Hospital.CHICAGO.Surgeons feeling the need of an instrument that would handle without injury the delicate abdominal organs and hold them firmly yet gently, have made efforts to produce such anA. The smaller forceps, two-thirds actual size. B. The jaw of the smaller forceps, actual size. C. The jaw of the larger forceps, actual size. instrument temporarily by wrapping the jaws of the forceps with gauze. This is troublesome and bungling. Rubber sheaths have been prepared, but these fit the forceps loosely, do not sufficiently protect the tissues from the serrations on the jaws, are insecure in their hold, etc. Instruments with flat, smooth surfaced jaws have been made, but they crush tissue or take