Talk:Surgical staple

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"Staplers were originally developed to address the perceived problem of patency (security against leaks of blood or bowel contents) in anastomoses in particular. Leaks from poor suturing of bowel anastomoses was at that time a significant cause of post-surgical mortality."

To what time frame does "originally" and "at that time" refer?

JonRoma (talk) 04:59, 11 September 2008 (UTC)