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July 31, 1937

Le varici

JAMA. 1937;109(5):386. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780310064039

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This short monograph on the injection treatment of varicose veins is the first of its kind in the Italian language. This is all the more amazing, as Schiassi has been one of the pioneers of the injection treatment combined with multiple ligations. The author discusses the anatomy, physiology and pathology of varicose veins and describes the history, indications, technic, complications, results and failures of the method. He lists all the known sclerosing solutions with the exception of the oleates but does not seem to profess any special choice. The volume does not contain any information that could not be obtained from the several monographs in the English language. The illustrations are poor and not original.

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