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.
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""
For paper delivered by Manly Stallworth for Smithy, ""figure 5 - Showing the valvulotome within the mitral valve. As the instrument is withdrawn, the cutting surfaces are opened and allowed to impinge on the anterior margin of the stenotic valve. Closure of the cutting surfaces causes excision of a portion of the valve which is held within the telescoping mechanism of the instrument.""