In the summer of 1899, it was my privilege to see the angiotribe used by Dr. Cleveland, of New York. This demonstration and the interesting paper in which he impressed the advantages of the angiotribe, its modus operandi, its technique, and the very satisfactory results attending its use by himself and others, prompted me, as soon as possible, to obtain an angiotribe and to use it in selected cases.
A precaution, impressed by Dr. Cleveland, was borne out by my first experience in ordering an angiotribe. The first instrument I received was found sprung and imperfect, after having been used only once or twice. To stand the great strain upon it, fine workmanship in constructing the angiotribe is essential. We saw Dr. Cleveland break an instrument he was using, and this suggests the advisability of providing oneself with more than one angiotribe. The cost of the angiotribe—$18—is an item in
TAYLOR HM. THE ANGIOTRIBE IN ABDOMINAL SURGERY.. JAMA. 1900;XXXV(5):267-268. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620310001001