In this article on vascular repair, DeBakey noted that tubes made of Vitallium (an alloy of cobalt, chromium, and molybdenum
developed in 1932) could be used as a graft for arterial repair. Within a few years, he and others would successfully use
homografts and then Dacron fabric grafts instead. (Vitallium is still used for artificial joints and in dentistry, for its
resistance to corrosion.)
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DeBakey, Michael E.
Editor: Cole, Warren H.
Monograph: DeBakey, Michael E. "Acute Vascular Injuries." Chapter 21 in Operative Technic in General Surgery, edited by Warren
H. Cole. Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1949. Pp. 848-856. Excerpt. Monograph. 10 Images.
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