Counting out the swabs

October 1991
New Scientist;10/12/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1790, p28
Describes a device based on a tube-shaped disposal unit for monitoring and counting the number of gauzes and swabs during an operation proposed by gynecologist surgeon, Josep Grau. Complaints made by surgeons of losing operating time in counting gauzes to make sure that none is left inside the patient's body; Mechanisms and procedures for using the equipment; Performance and tests for the device.


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