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An Effective Electric Trephine.

S. S. BISHOP, B.S., M.D.
JAMA. 1900;XXXVI(13):905. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.52470130042025.
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The accompanying cut shows the exact size of two electric tubular saws, or trephines, the smaller of which is the one in common use in surgery of the nose and its connecting cavities. This instrument is capable of rendering excellent service where little work is to be done; but it has several serious faults which the writer has overcome in devising the larger trephine.

In removing a large and long spur from the nasal septum, it is necessary to trephine through the center of the spur, then above and below the center in lines parallel with the first section, if the small trephine is employed. If the spur is longer than the tube of the trephine, the instrument ceases to cut as soon as it penetrates the distance of its own length, for the portion of the spur that enters the tube fails to pass out of the counter-opening as

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