Accession Number : AD0680963

Title :   ILLUMINATING SCALPEL FOR MILITARY FIELD USE.

Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept.,

Corporate Author : OREGON UNIV DENTAL SCHOOL PORTLAND CHILD STUDY CLINIC

Personal Author(s) : Savara,Bhim Sen ; Parker,William L. ; Irwin,James W.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A scalpel containing its own light and power source for military field use has been designed and prototyped during the first stage of a project concerned with illumination by fiber optics in dentistry. The device has proved useful in limited clinical trials. Methods for achieving more satisfactory light intensity while keeping the power source small are being explored. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, *DENTISTRY), MILITARY MEDICINE, KNIVES, ILLUMINATION, FIBER OPTICS

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE