WARNING: Contains graphic footage of surgery. 9:52 minutes. The video is a demonstration of the instrument designed by Dr. Smithy, the valvulotome, and the technique for its use to repair damage to the aorta caused by rheumatic fever.
Bibliography for article on Aortic Valvulotomy, Allen and Graham, J.A.M.A. 79:1028.1922, Allen and Graham, Arch. Surg. 8:317, 1924, Cutler etal., Arch. Of Surg. 9:689, 1924, Wiggers and DuBois: Prod. Of Tirup Valvular lesions, Proc. Soc. Exp. BOM. 10:87, 1913, Brunton: Lancet, 1:352, 1902
Bibliography for article on Aortic Valvulotomy, ""Bull. N. E. Med. Center. 6:49, April '41, Gibbon, ? Jr.,: SG&O 69:603, 1939 (extracorporeal circulation), Harken, D. E. and Glidden, E. M.: Epcriments in Intracardiac Surgery. II, Intracardiac Visualization. J. Thor. Surg. 12:566, 1943, See Cumulative Index for Keith, Rockwood, after 1943
For paper delivered by Manly Stallworth for Smithy, ""Figure 6 - After withdrawal of the valvulotome the purse-string suture is tied. This closure is reinforced with interrupted sutures of silk. The segment of valve removed within the instrument (see insert) is kept for pathological study.