“Open Wound Appendectomy”

“Open Wound Appendectomy” (ca 1938)

This film of an open wound appendectomy is unmarked; its packaging indicates that it was produced by Eastman Kodak in Chicago, perhaps in the late 30s. This 16 mm film was donated to the Archives of the American College of Surgeons; it previously had been stored in Mississippi. The film was digitized at the University of Chicago in 2011.

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