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Femoral Hernia in the Female, 1949

 Item — Box: 7

Scope and Contents

Warning: graphic surgical content of human torso.

A silent color film in which Raymond McNealy, MD and unnamed assistants demonstrate surgery of a femoral hernia, first on a female patient with intertitle cards describing each step, then repeated on a male patient without intertitle cards. Incision technique, locating and dissection of the hernia sac, and suture of incision are demonstrated.

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

Arranged 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, U.S.A. Produced by Mervin W. LaRue, Inc.


  • 1949


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Restrictions on use.


1 Reels : 16:28 minutes, color, silent, acetate base ; 16mm, 435 ft.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

See accession 2018-18-001.

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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