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December 1947

CONTROL OF ARTERIAL HEMORRHAGE BY A GELATIN SPONGE "CUFF" AND CHROMIC SURGICAL GUT SHEATHA New Experimental Method

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the Department of Surgery, The University of Chicago, School of Medicine.

Arch Surg. 1947;55(6):637-649. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1947.01230080648001
Abstract

THE RECENT experimental and clinical contributions in vascular surgery have stimulated an interest in this field which may lead to further widening of the scope of surgery. The "soluble rod" for arterial anastomosis which was described by Smith1 was designed to simplify the suture technic which was developed chiefly by Carrel,2 Horsley,3 and others, for blood vessel anastomosis. The vitallium tubes which were introduced by Blakemore, Lord and Stefke4 for vascular anastomosis and for restoring arterial defects by vein transplants represent a promising technical development in vascular surgery. The absorbable tubes composed of fibrin which were devised by Swenson and Gross5 for blood vessel anastomosis represent another important development which overcomes a disadvantage of the vitallium tube in children's surgery where it would obviously be desirable for the vascular channel to increase in size with the growth of the child. The operation for coarctation of

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