Illustration for Article on Aortic Valvulotomy, ""Figure 2 - Trans-aortic method of Valvulotomy (A) and the various types of valvular lesions produced (A - G). Perforation (A & B) occurred in 30%of animals, laceration (C & D ) in 22%, partial avulsion (F) in 15%, and extensive division (F and G ) in 22%. "" note in corner ""Miss C fig. 1 made provof in envelope""
For paper delivered by Manly Stallworth for Smithy, ""figure 3 - Showing the pericardium divided anteriorly and parallel to the phrenic nerve. Following infiltration of 1% procaine into a relatively avascular area of the left ventricular myocardium, a purse-string of 00 chromic catgut is placed, and an incision through the ventricular wall within the confines of the purse string suture is made. Hemorrhage is controlled with digital pressure until the valvulotome is inserted into the wound.
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.""
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""
For paper delivered by Manly Stallworth for Smithy, ""This illustration appeared in S. G. O. 84; 625, April 15, 1947 - It is sharper than fig. 1 - A and is enclosed as possible alternate for latter if thought desirable. H. G. Smithy""
Illustration for Smithy and Parker, ""Figure 3 - Gelatin sponge secured over aortic wound by fat sutures."", ""reduce with fig. 1"", identified in sketch, ""Stay Sutures in Periaortic fat"", Gelatin Sponge"", Aorta""
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