1886 Journal of the American Medical Association  
electrode the slough produced at once under the flat surface of the electrode prevents further effect from its caustic action. I have not only employed the small loop in this particular case, but have found it useful in cases of hypertrophy of the inferior turbinated body where it was unnecessary to cut off a large section by means of the knife or écraseur. By simply taking the elongated loop and pressing it against the body, a considerable slough is produced in the centre; after this has
more » ... fter this has separated there remains an ulcer, and when the ulcer heals there is cicatricial tissue, which afterwards binds the body down. In regard to the multiplicity of instruments, of course the multiplying of useless instruments is to be depre-
doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250100051008 fatcat:uptoq2vrsvfgfcxnjib2w7ffja