Some unique surgical apparatus is being designed at this Moscow Institute. One new instrument is?
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Background: Some unique surgical apparatus is being designed at this Moscow Institute. One new instrument is for suturing blood vessels. It permits surgeon Demekhov to perform a very unusual and complicated operation. These scenes were shot while the operation was in progress. The heart of a dog was transferred to another dog....the electro- cardiograph shows that the two hearts are functioning normally. The new instruments are being designed here with close co-operation between surgeons and engineers. Engineer Gorkin describes the functions of another new instrument.
"The apparatus, intended for the removal of a lung, is one of the newest instruments made in the laboratory. Such an operation used to take from two to three hours; now, with the new instrument it takes only thirty minutes. The instrument works very simply: the apparatus is placed under the root of the lung and the catch is then shut, the bronchi are squeezed and by pressing the lever, the roots are stitched up..and the piece of material shows the stitch it makes."