This collection consists of 28 color drawings of vascular surgery procedures such as endarterectomies, bypasses, grafts, aneurysmal repairs, arterial incisions, and pacemaker implantations created by two unknown artists been 1963 and 1964. Most of the drawings were done on Crescent illustration boards using a combination of paint and ink. Signatures on the drawings identify the artists as P. Saxe and James L. Bruch/Bruel [spelling is unclear].

The drawings were donated to the Ruth Lilly Medical Library by Ronald E. Jureziz, MD of South Bend, Indiana in 2021. They were originally commissioned by William Edmund Van Fleit, MD (1922-1987) when he was a faculty member at Emory University School of Medicine (Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery) in the 1960s. Dr. Van Fleit subsequently moved to South Bend, Indiana (circa 1964) and began practicing as the city's first vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Jureziz joined Dr. Van Fleit's medical practice in South Bend after graduating from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Jureziz took over the practice in 1984, thereby taking ownership of the drawings.

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