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
X-ray showing ribcage area, stamped on back ""The Journal of Thoracic Surgery"", ""Fig 9, Case III after nine months of conservative treatment. Fixation of diaphragm and limitation of excursion of right lung are marked 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""