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November 5, 1927

Le traitement des varices par les injections locales sclérosantes.

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Par J. A. Sicard, médecin de l'Hôpital Necker, et Dr. L. Gaugier, licencié ès sciences. Paper. Price, 12 francs. Pp. 100, with illustrations. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1927.

JAMA. 1927;89(19):1628. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690190066037

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This book is similar to but is larger than Douthwaite's monograph on the same subject. It represents the work of two of the authors who have done most to popularize intravenous injections in the treatment of varicose veins. It contains chapters on the history of the method; the pathology, physiology and the etiology of varices; the pathologic anatomy of varices which have been submitted to sclerosing injections; contradictions to the sclerosing method; technic; the effects of the sclerosing treatment and the question of recurrence; comparison of various sclerosing substances and the dosage of each; treatment associated with and consecutive to sclerosing injections; sclerosing injections in varices complicated by other conditions, and, finally, the treatment of hemorrhoids. These authors favor sodium salicylate (salicylate de soude) as the injection material, having abandoned the earlier method of sodium carbonate injection. One familiar with French would find this booklet highly informative and useful as

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