Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Medical Doctor (MD)

First Advisor

Dr. William W. L. Glenn


[From the Purpose] The purpose of this study is to investigate the occurrence of fatal pulmonary embolism in patients coming to autopsy in the New Haven Hospital during the eighteen year period from 1935 to 1953, inclusive; and to explore briefly the historical, clinical, and experimental basis for the attempt to remove surgically emboli from the pulmonary artery (Trendelenberg Operation).