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February 19, 1916

Surgery of the Blood Vessels.

JAMA. 1916;LXVI(8):594. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580340050034

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The chief value of this work lies in what the author has to say on the technic and results in surgery as applied to the large blood vessels themselves, a field in which he has had considerable experience. His experimental work has contributed much to our knowledge of the subject, and he has helped to simplify the technic. As a result of his experiments and experience he is very careful to refute the extravagant statements which have been made regarding surgery of the blood vessels. He says: "The sensational articles that have appeared in the public press have been to a large extent unwarranted.... The idea that a new limb can be transplanted and will remain useful or that a kidney or goiter can be grafted from one individual to another is erroneous. These experiments, even in animals, have not been permanently successful." He then quotes Guthrie on the same

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