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November 20, 1937

Les méthodes chirurgicales du traitement de l'angine de poitrine: Évolution et résultats

JAMA. 1937;109(21):1753. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780470075042

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This is an excellent review of the results of surgical treatment of angina pectoris. No one has reviewed the literature so thoroughly as has Bérard, a pupil of René Leriche, one of the pioneers in the surgery of the sympathetic nervous system. The book emanates from Leriche's clinic in Lyons and reports the experiences of that clinic with this type of surgery. In addition, the author has traveled widely in Europe and also in this country, making a critical comparison of the pioneer work at Lyons and the efforts along these lines of surgeons elsewhere. Particular attention is paid to the work done in this country by White, Cutler, Beck and others. The author, although not a man with a large personal operative experience, gives an impartial view of the various operations as practiced by surgeons throughout the world. Bérard's book stands as a valuable contribution in a very specialized

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