Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html
In all surgery, both animal and human, the suture plays a basic role. To obtain the best possible results the operator should have a profound knowledge of the materials he uses. He should thoroughly understand the effects of all sutures on the tissues in order to select the proper material in each individual instance.
Olson, J. R.
"Suture Materials and Needles,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 10
, Article 5.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol10/iss1/5