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Splenectomy for Splenomegaly, 1949

 Item — Box: 7

Scope and Contents

Warning: graphic surgical content of adult male torso.

In this silent, color film, the process for removing an enlarged spleen is demonstrated, intertitle cards detail each step of procedure. Proper suture technique also demonstrated.

Passed by the Committee on Medical Motion Pictures, American College of Surgeons, 1949.

Film by Raymond W. McNealy, MD, FACS, FICS, Chief Surgeon, Wesley Memorial Hospital, President of Staff, Cook County Hospital, Professor of Surgery, Cook County Graduate School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Produced by Mervin W. LaRue Inc.


  • 1949


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Restrictions on use.


1 Reels : 13:37 minutes, color, silent, acetate base ; 16mm, 379 ft.

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

See accession record 2018-18-048.

General Note

The digitization of this film was supported by a generous donation from Roderick McNealy, son of Raymond McNealy, MD.

Library Details

Part of the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center Repository

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