TITLE

Surgical thimbles

AUTHOR(S)
Isbister, William H.
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal;12/22/2012, Vol. 345 Issue 7888, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the usefulness of the humble thimble and its derivatives in a variety of surgical situations. He further diagrammatically explains various surgical thimbles including a system used to dilate the heart valves during open heart surgery, a metal thimbles for the left forefinger and thumb to facilitate making cotton wool mops and a thimble and wire saw for use in obstructed labour with a dead fetus.
ACCESSION #
84742690

 

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