Cases of Popliteal Aneurism

C. B. PORTER
1882 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
In order to better appreciate the advantages of the present methods for the treatment of aneurism, it will be well to review in a hasty manner the various measures which have been devised from time to time for its cure. According to Guthrie, " Aetius, who lived thirteen hundred years ago, recommended, for the cure of brachial aneurisms, that the artery should be exposed near the armpit ; and that two ligatures should be applied to it, a little distance from each other, when the artery should be divided between them. If he had
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