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Publication numberUS1006052 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 17, 1911
Filing dateDec 16, 1908
Priority dateDec 16, 1908
Publication numberUS 1006052 A, US 1006052A, US-A-1006052, US1006052 A, US1006052A
InventorsJames Arnold Boffin
Original AssigneeJames Arnold Boffin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Surgical instrument
US 1006052 A
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J. A; BOFFIN. SURGICAL INSTRUMENT nruoulon mum 11110.10, 190a.

Patented Oct. 17, 1911.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 17, 1911.

Application filed December 16, 1908. Serial No. 487,829.

To all whom it may concern" Be it known that I, JAMES ARXOLD Borrm, :1 subject of the King of England, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Surgical instruments, of which the following is a description.

My invention belongs to that class of de- .ices known as surgical instruments and relates particularly to an instrument aiilupted for use in ciroumcising operations and the like, am has for its object the production of a sim 1e, efficient, convenient and satisfac tory c evice of the kind described and for the purposes set forth.

To this end my invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement, and eomhination of parts herein shown and described, and more particularly pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings wherein like reference characters indicate like or corresponding parts; Figure 1 is a View in elevation ofany preferred form of instrument and the dhsc therefor. Fi 2 is a \lU-W in elevation: of the same ready for a mlication. Fig. 3 is a View in elevation of the same in operative position. Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the preferred form of instrument, and Fig. 5 is anend elevation of the case, the instrir mcnt removed. i

The instrun'ient is designed to be used by surgeons in performing the operation known as circumcision, it being adapted to retain the skin to he removed in a position where the operation may he easily and per fcctly made by one surgeon without assistv ance.

taining the skin in a distended position as shown in Fig. 3 and more fully explained hcrciuafter. The instrument shown is made-of wire and preferably bent as at 3 to form the two resilient arms 1 and 2,

which normally tend to sprin away from each other at, the free ends. he free ends may be arranged in any suitable manner to retain the skin in the desired position. In the instrument shown the free ends of the arms are bent to form hooks ek-Awhieh have their points sharpened so that the flesh may he engaged. The arms a 9. also prefer ihly hent between the ends as at 5-4) to forn'i enlarged portions or loops, througl'i which the oprrators fingers may he passed. or a firm gri p on the inslrnn'ient be obtained. I also preferably provide a suitable case 6, in which the instrument may be positioned, and the points he thereby protected. As shown the instrument is retained in the case by the lugs or extensions 7-7 and tL-S thereon. the points 4--4 heingr protected by the lugs or ex'ta-nsious 9 9 on the case.

Tn the circmncising operation, the foreskin 10 is drawn up substantially as shown in Fig. i. and the instrument applied, the parts to be operated on having proferal'ily been previously lrealed in the usual or any suitable way to deaden or kill any pain.

The books 4---4 having engaged the flash the resiliency of the arms land 2 tends to draw the skin substantially as shown in Fig. fl. Tho surgeon thou lakes the inslrunienl in on hand, preferably with a linger through the. loops to give control of the in strmncut and with his scissors or knife in the other hand performs the cireui'ncising' operation for cfiamplo as at 11, In this nay a perfct't operati n may he performed by a surgeon without assistance.

Having thus described my invention, it is obvious that various iiunmtorial changes may he made in the form or construction shown and described, or that it may housed \rhercrcr applicable. hence I do not Wish to be understood as limiting myself to the exact form shown and described.

\Vhat I claim as new and desire to secure by lit-Hers Patent is surgical instrument of the character dcst-rilwd comprising a pair of arms, a resilient loop connecting said arms, a pointed, out-turned and unwardlv directed hook at tho xt'rvmity of each of said arms, loops signed my name in the presence of two subfurn'nng finger gnps, said loops belng Hfl'lblllg witnesses. formed in smd arms and lymg at mght w 1 1 angles to the connecting loop, and said arms JAMES AINOLD BOB F1 projecting from diametrically opposite por- Witnesses: tions of said loops. HELEN MILLS,

Tn tostimon y whereof, I have hereunto ARTHUR E. GAMMAGTG.

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U.S. Classification606/118