Original communication| Volume 37, ISSUE 4, P585-601, April 1955

Freeze-dry process for arteries

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      The principles of freeze-drying have been reviewed. Practical experience gained from freeze-drying arterial segments and data obtained from quantitative studies of the freeze-dry process as it pertains to the preservation of arteries have been considered in view of these principles. Certain aspects of freeze-drying have been discussed with reference to establishing and maintaining an artery bank that embodies the features of simplicity, stability, ease of maintenance, and ready transportability.
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