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February 3, 1940

Circulatory Diseases of the Extremities

JAMA. 1940;114(5):436. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810050056034

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This book justifies its title because it considers diseases of the peripheral veins, arteries and lymph vessels. The quality of the presentation varies considerably, apparently with the author's knowledge of the subject. It is natural that the discussions of surgery are more informative than are the discussions of medical aspects, since the author is a surgeon. Two substantial objections are apparent. The bibliography is incomplete and in some places there is lack of specific instruction relative to treatment and tests, which detracts from the practical value of the volume. Nevertheless the book represents a substantial contribution to the presentation of the subjects with which it deals.

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