Medicine: In Baltimore

Heart. One of the orifices of the heart of a 14-year old girl was so small the heart could not function. Death seemed inevitable. A surgeon opened the sack which enfolds the heart. He exposed the heart itself. While it beat, he inserted his finger into the orifice, opened it. Then the sack was closed, and slowly the patient recovered.

This operation was performed by Elliott C. Cutter of Harvard Medical School, and was by him described at the meeting of the American Surgical Association in Baltimore last week.

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