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Sims' suture (James Marion Sims)

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Silver suture used to avoid sepsis.


  • J. M. Sims:
    On the treatment of vesico-vaginal fistula.
    American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Thorofare, N.J., 1852, pp. 59-82.
    Reprinted in Medical Classics, 1938, 2: 677-712. Silver sutures in surgery. New York, S. S. & S. W. Wood, 1858. 10 977
    This work was originally delivered before the New York Academy of Medicine. Sims recounts his early experience with the use of silver sutures and takes full credit for their discovery and adoptation.

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