WILLIAM T. PEYTON, M.D.
An attempted embolectomy was first reported in 1895, still this operation is quite rare in this country. Less than 20 cases were reported from the United States and Canada according to Pemberton in 1928. Reports are rare because the diagnosis is not made, or if made, it is not recognized as a surgical condition. It is the internist or general practitioner who sees these patients at the time when operation offers most, and an opportunity has been lost if he does not call the surgeon before gangrene has appeared. It is with the hope of keeping the subject before the
PEYTON WT. Embolectomy12. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:440–446. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-5-440
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