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September 26, 1896


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JAMA. 1896;XXVII(13):707-708. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430910037001n

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The following pedicle ligature is, so far as I know, original:

I have used it with much satisfaction for the last nine months. It is an improvement upon the old Worllich ligature, because it can be quickly tied, whether it be used singly or as a continuous ligature; for very broad pedicles only one knot is required; the threads cross naturally when passing through the pedicle. It is better than the Tait ligature because of its applicability to any breadth pedicle and can be safely tied, and without any trouble whatever.

An armed needle is passed through the pedicle, as shown in Fig. 1. That part of the ligature passing through the eye of the needle is withdrawn from it, as shown in Fig. 2. We now have the needle and ligature passing through the same opening in the pedicle, and yet are independent of each other. Take that part

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