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October 25, 1924

The Circulatory Disturbances of the Extremities. Including Gangrene, Vasomotor and Trophic Disorders.

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By Leo Buerger. Cloth. Price, $8.50 net. Pp. 628, with 192 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1924.

JAMA. 1924;83(17):1358-1359. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660170074038

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This volume centers about thrombo-angiitis obliterans, the disease that Buerger has made his own. Nearly a third of the text is devoted to the consideration of this disease. Other diseases are mentioned or described largely from the standpoint of their resemblance to or difference from this one. It is not to be understood that they are imperfectly described. On the contrary, gangrene, arteriosclerosis, Raynaud's disease and other topics are fully discussed. There are also several chapters devoted to the anatomy and physiology of the vessels; and, pertinently, thrombosis is fully considered. The clinical features and pathologic anatomy of thrombo-angiitis obliterans are described with minutest detail, in fact, with such detail as to be bewildering; too much detail, it seems to us. It is a significant commentary on our knowledge of this disease that a close student like Buerger, whose accurate knowledge of the clinical facts and the underlying pathologic anatomy

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