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July 1947

RECENT ADVANCES IN VASCULAR SURGERYA Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

Fellow in Surgery, Mayo Foundation ROCHESTER, MINN.

Arch Surg. 1947;55(1):31-50. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1947.01230080034003
Abstract

IN THE wake of every great war, notable advances appear in certain scientific fields. It was on the field of battle that Paré revived and developed the use of the ligature in the treatment of arterial injuries. During World War I, clinical and experimental vascular research reached new peaks through the work of Halsted and his pupils, Holman and Reid, and through the work of Matas, Makins, Sehrt, Tuffier, Key and many others. Similarly, in the past few years, enormous strides have been made in vascular surgery.

VASCULAR REPAIR  Blakemore, Lord and Stefko,1 in their search for a nonsuture technic, modified the old Payr magnesium rings used for vascular anastomosis by the preparation of a vein graft with the ends of the vessel everted over vitallium tubes. Such a cylinder, lined by endothelium and with rigid ends, was designed to be inserted into the proximal and distal ends of

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