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Source? Edit

Uncited, no links to it seem to indicate a source either, nor do I recall any references to this. --Alan del Beccio 12:23, 8 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Some research? How about this? The preceding unsigned comment was added by 217.186.221.93 (talk).
Okay...so, that's supposed to be an official source? I don't think so. What we need is a movie or episode that references this particular item. There are no valid sources listed, so therefore I must vote delete. --From Andoria with Love 19:37, 8 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I think I've seen the prop from above in a TOS episode, but I can't remember which one. So keep for now. --Memory 20:30, 9 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Not unless you can cite it. Clearly an offsite link to a page selling imitation props doesn't make it canon. The term was not used. --Alan del Beccio 10:03, 13 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I have only seen what is reputed to be the device in an animated series episode - "The Infinite Vulcan" --Fenian 18:18, 18 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Delete. Weyoun, 05:00, 11 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Delete. Apparently, never named on-screen. -- Cid Highwind 16:38, 14 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Field reader tube has been deleted despite the fact that it was cited and two persons testified it's existence. Has to be undeleted and if the designation is questionable, the text/article must be copyedited/moved to Unnamed medical tools or something like this. --Memory 18:30, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)
According to the above discussions, was shown in "The Infinite Vulcan", but not named. If so, should probably be moved to another title. -- Cid Highwind 20:03, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Where could this be moved to? --From Andoria with Love 07:24, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
The unidentified tubular medical instrument or tweezers with colored lights is a medical device used for extracting objects lodged subcutaneously. For "Background":
Just a suggestion. --GNDN 07:53, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

You know, it's odd. I have the Star Fleet Technical Manual, 25th Anniversary Edition, and based on the table of contents for the medical section of the manual, the "field reader tube" should be on page 02:11:05, however, that page appears to been completely removed, or rather, left blank... --Alan del Beccio 04:13, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Update: There is also a forum topic to this device reference here. --Alan 05:16, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

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