Surgical thimbles

Isbister, William H.
December 2012
BMJ: British Medical Journal;12/22/2012, Vol. 345 Issue 7888, p46
Academic Journal
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.


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