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July 9, 1938

Les embolies artérielles des membres

JAMA. 1938;111(2):196. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790280086029

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This monograph should be translated into English. It is such a splendid piece of work, complete in every detail—with one possible exception—that it ought to be available to every one. Starting out with a brief preface by Leriche and his colleague Fiolle, wherein they make the point that this is the first analytic research devoted to arterial embolism of the limbs —to which the author devoted two years—the book first gives a short historical review, followed by a study in etiology; three fourths of the cases followed cardiac disease. Next comes a chapter devoted to symptomatology, following which there is an extensive clinical study wherein many illustrative cases are cited. In the chapter on diagnosis the author calls attention to the fact, which others have noted, that arterial spasm may, under certain circumstances, simulate an embolism. In the section devoted to pathology, numerous satisfactory photomicrographs are found. The most interesting

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