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January 19, 1918

STITCH FOR CLOSING SKIN WOUNDS

Author Affiliations

Indianapolis Resident Surgeon, Indianapolis City Hospital

JAMA. 1918;70(3):157. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26010030004009h

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Abstract

So far as I have been able to learn, no description of a stitch I am using at the Indianapolis City Hospital for closing skin wounds has yet been published. It consists of a series of mattress-on-edge stitches, as in the accompanying illustration, made continuous by looping the suture as in a buttonhole stitch instead of tying as in the interrupted mattress-on-edge.

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