ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGOBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7007.724 (Published 16 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:724
SUCCESSFUL LIGATURE OF THE INNOMINATE ARTERY.
Mr. Coppinger's patient, whose innominate and carotid arteries were simultaneously ligatured in 1893, and whose progress towards recovery was noted in the BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL during many weeks, is now about being presented for inspection in London. The operation was performed at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in January, 1893. The patient was shown six weeks later at a meeting of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Dublin as a case of successful ligature of the innominate artery, and was exhibited six months afterwards at the meeting of the British Medical Association at Newcastle-on-Tyne, as an instance of cure of subclavian aneurysm by simultaneous ligature of the innominate and common carotid arteries. The patient, a man, aged 55, is now in good health—two years and a-half after operation—and is the only living example as yet exhibited in Europe of cure of subclavian aneurysm by innominate ligature. (BMJ 1895;ii:379.)