US 1889425 A
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NV- 29, 1932- G. l.. soRENsEN MEDICAL' DOUCHE Filed March 2, 19251 Tfr N E m R om mo ES V m... E G E G ATTORNEY the affected parts and'draw out Patented Nov. 29,` 1932 UNITED STATES PATENT ,oFFlcE GEORGE L. SORENSN, OF LONG SLAND CITY, NEW YORK, -AS'SIGNOVR TO C; M. SORENSEN C0. INC., OF LONG ISLAND CITY,` NEW YORK, A CORPORATION OF YORK l MEDICAL l japplicancn'nied rij-argh 2,
This invention relates to a medical. douche and has for its object to provide a simple/and efiicient deviceotl this type adaptedto spray secretions in a single operation. f
Another object of the invention ,is to "provde a device for sprayingl the tonsils'v and body cavities and simultaneously applying suction to the parts to remove secretions and open the crypts to the spray.
Still another object of the invention is to control both the suction and spray by means of a common valve which may be operated by one finger of the hand in which the device is held. l
I shall illustrate the invention in connectionnwith a device which is used for cleaning tonsils but may be used for other purposes as well. It consists of a tube having its end shaped to fit over the tonsil, a control valve for applying suction to the tube, and a spray bottle to hold the medicated solution. rlnhe spray bottle is connected to a small spray pipe which extends through the tonsil tube in position to direct the spray upon the tonsil.
Thedevice is operated by merely placing the index linger over the top of the suction valve, thus creating a suction which-draws the tonsil into the end of tlie tube and opens the crypts and crevices. At the same time the suction draws Vthe medicated solution through the inner spray pipe and allows itto penetrate into the crypts and assist in carrying out the secretions. The solution, carrying the secretions from the affected parts is drained off through thetube by the suction and disposed of in any suitable manner.
This embodiment of the invention will be` described in detail in connection with the` accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a longitudinal section of the device; and i Fig. 2 is a Vplan view showing the method of using the device. V
The device shown in the drawing consists of a metal body or pistol 1 having a longitudinal channel 2 in the front portion and a r narrower longitudinal channel 3 having a branch which extends transversely through a n depending portion 4 at the rear of thepistol.
' channel 3 nouer-1n 19:51.Y serial no. 519,646.
lible ,suctionhose 9l may be attached. n A spray Abottlel() is threaded or otherwise secured tothedepending portion 4 of the pistol, and-is adapted to contain any suitable spray solution 11. A tube 12 is also threaded or otherwise secured to the depending portion i lof the pistol so that its upper end registers.
with the branch channel 8 and its lower end vlreaches into the spray solution 11 inside the bottle.. It will thus be seen that there is a continuous passage for the spray solution when drawn upwardly-.through tube l2 and and discharged through the open end .of pipe 5. Y l
@The tube 13 is Vmade of glass or other suitable material and. has'its mouth 14 Viared or bell-,shaped to i-t'over the aected part.` In the form shown inthe drawing, the mouth of the tonsil tube 13 isbent and flared so as to Areadily engage the tonsilfwhen the tube is inserted intol the mouth of thepatient. The other end of thetonsil tube has a metal collar 15 which lits over the open end of the pistol y 1, making a tight-fitting friction oint which allows-the tube to be rotated to engageeither the rightor left tonsil. When the device is asseinbledthe spray pipe 5 extends through the tube 13, outl of contact therewith, kand has itsfopen end spaced from the mouth of the tube as shown in thedrawing.V The tube itself registers with the *channelV 2 in the Any suitable means may be employed to 4create a `suction in the'flexible hose 9, but if vair through the valverand hose without creating appreciable suction in the tonsil tube 13. The .valve lopening* 7, however, is conveniently locatedso lthat the operator may easily close `it/with `one inger of the hand which holds theAll device. Consequently, when the Vvalve opening 7 is closed as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing, suction is created in the tube 13, and if the mouth 14 of the tube is closed by the tonsil the suction will draw the solution 11 through the tube 12, channel 3 and pipe 5, and `eject it in the form of a spray through the open end of the pipe 5.
The operation of the device is best shown in Fig. 2 in which the mouth 14 of the tonsil tube 13 is shown engaging aI tonsil. The suction created in the tube 13 pulls the tonsil into the tube, causing the crypts and crevices to open, and allowing the spray to penetrate deeply into each crypt yas the secretion is carried out. The suction draws out plugs of secretion and pus, while the spray dissolves and softens harder particles and thoroughly cleanses :the walls and fundus of each crypt. The suction likewise draws the Waste solution out through the tube 13 and hose `9 where it may be collected or disposed of in any suitable manner. If desired, a small hole 16,
labout one-sixteenth inch in diameter, may
be drilled through the depending portion 4 of the pistol to admit air as the solution is being withdrawn from the bottle.
The particular device disclosed here for purposes el illustration has been used in the treatment oi' acute follicular tonsilitis, subacute and chronic tonsilitis. It will be evident, however, that the invention is capable of various modifications and adaptations not specifically referred to but included within the scope of the appended claims.
The invention claimed is:
1. A medical douche comprising a body portion having a longitudinal channel and a suction valve extending transversely through said channel, .a removable hollow tube rotatably mounted on said body portion in communication with said channel and having its outer end bent and formed to engage the surface to be treated, and a straight spray pipe extending through said tube and said channel and having its end adjacent the bend in the tube.
2. A medical douche comprising a pistollike body portion adapted to be held in the hand, having a longitudinal channel in the front and al narrower aligned channel in the rear for connection to a source of treating iiuid, a` suction valve extending transversely through said front channel having an upper opening in position to be closed by the finger and a lower opening terminating in a nipple for connectionto a suction hose, al spray pipe ext-ending through said front channel and connected to the body portion in alignment with said rear channel, and a hollow tube rotatably' mounted on the front of the body portion in alignment with said front channel and having its outer end bent and flared to engage the surface to be treated.
3. A medical douche comprising a tube having its end shaped to engage the part to be treated, a body portion supporting said tube and having a suction opening communieating With said tube and adapted to be closed by the finger of the operator to control the suction, and a spray pipe in said tube adapted to be connected to a source of treating fluid and having an .opening spaced from the end of said tube.
4. A medical douche, comprising a body portion having an interior channel and an opening connecting said channel to the outside of the body portion, said opening being adapted to be closed by the operators finger so as .to control the pressure in said channel when suction lis applied thereto, a hollow tube f` rotatably mounted on said body portion in communication with said channel, a spray pipe extending through said tube and said channel having an opening spaced from the mouth of said tube, and means for connecting Y said spray pipe to a source of treating fluid. Signed at Long Island City, in the county of Queens and State of New York, this 27th day .of February A. D. 1931.
GEORGE L. SORENSEN.