Picture of valvulotome and heart showing where to make the incision, items identified, ""l. auricular appendage, L. coronary vessel, L. Phrenic n., V. ventricle, Pericardium, Totaling heart to fight by traction on pericardium, Pieura, incision in heart, R. vent., Valvulotome, open, closed"", drawing signed by L. Schlosoberg
Picture of valvulotome with a mm ruler showing size, ""Figure 1 - The valvulotome was used on all the cases presented. It contains two serrated cutting surfaces one of which telescopes into the other.""
Ruff diagram could be showing surgical concept, ""Heart Surgery, Bul. N. E. Med. Center 6:49, April '44, Intracardiac Surgery, J. Thor. Surg. 12:566, Aug. '43, Ibid, J. Thor. Surg. II:656, Aug. '42, Heart Surgery, Prec Interst. Post grad. M. A. , North Amer. (1941) pp. 350+ '42
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.
X-ray showing rib cage area, stamped on back ""The Journal of Thoracic Surgery"", ""Fig 5, Case II six weeks after exploratory thoracotomy with closure. Pleural fibrosis hinders expansion of left lung. H. G. Smithy""
X-ray showing rib cage area, stamped on back ""The Journal of Thoracic Surgery"", ""Fig. 1, Admission findings in case I. Note the well - defined pneumothorax accompanying the hemothorax H. G. Smithy""
X-ray showing rib cage area, stamped on back ""The Journal of Thoracic Surgery"", Fig. 6, Case II six months after operation showing reexpansion of left lung. Note the very slight fluid level in left base. H. G. Smithy""