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This is a record of the work done by dos Santos and other Portuguese surgeons in attempts to study the condition of arteries in living patients. They have followed methods that were introduced by Dr. Barney Brooks in this country ten years ago and which have been applied by other surgeons of America and of Europe ever since. The Portuguese surgeons have ventured daringly to extend these methods to a study of the abdominal aorta and of the arteries of the brain. They have injected sodium iodide and other organic salts of iodine directly into the aorta through needles 12 cm. long and 0.9 mm. in diameter, introduced obliquely from the back and made to pierce the aortic wall. Through these needles they injected, with the help of a mechanical apparatus, solutions of sodium iodide in amounts up to 45 Gm., and by means of roentgenograms made in the few
Artériographie des membres et de l'aorte abdominale. JAMA. 1932;99(10):854–855. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740620064039
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