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Heart operations, have been im
practicable because of the impossibil
ity of arresting circulation 'without
stopping life itself. But Dr. Cartel
has proven that Kfe,may go oh while
the heart itself has stopped.
Dr. Carrel stopped the hearts of the,
dogs by clamping rubber tipped
clamps to the arteries, restoring the
circulation nearly three minutes later
by removing the clamps. . i
'Dr. Robert Proust, the distinguish
ed French surgeon, interested the asr
semblage by the statement that he
had extracted a bullet from the heart
of a boy four years ago. The bdy is
now earning his own living. v
' Dr. Proust described the operation
to me later at the Hqtel Astor.
Ir.John B. -Murphy
"The first stitch perforated the
heart. wall. Sketch of hospital oper
ating room. Below is picture of Dr.
John B. Murphy, Chicago's renowned
"On Feb. 20, 1910," he said, -"I
found a boy of 13'years,at the Trous
seau Hospital, who had been ac
cidentally shot by .'a" playmate. An
examination showed a bullet in the
heartland I decided an immediate
r operation alone would save him.
"I traced the course of the bullets
and made an incision, lifting the skin
and soft part& along the breast bone.
1 found the cartilage of-, the fifth. ri$