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In November of 1962 a two-day symposium on vascular grafting was held at the Downstate Medical Center of New York University under the auspices of the editors of this volume. The papers presented at this meeting, representing the work of almost every significant contributor to knowledge of this field, have been collected and published a little more than a year later. By putting the material into book form so soon after the original presentation, the editors have been able to avoid the expression of obsolete or outdated ideas, a problem so often encountered in the publication of a medical monograph. On the other hand, too many of the chapters (or papers) are completely devoid of bibliography. Perhaps a less hurried preparation might have rendered unnecessary this omission.
The entire field of vascular grafting has been covered from the academic to the practical. The various authors have presented essentially all the
Massell TB. Fundamentals of Vascular Grafting. JAMA. 1964;187(8):623. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060210073033