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The remarkable intellectual resilience of the French, whose literary output is now gradually emerging after years of nightmare, is well documented in this monograph on arterial thrombosis. Leriche has written a true functional pathology of the vascular system restating and broadening his many pioneer views in the form of lectures presented at the College de France in 1944. In the preface he expresses regret for not documenting more of his recent views by animal experimentation; this was, however, obviously impossible during the German occupation. The monograph consists of a large number of clinical observations discussed in chapters on traumatic thrombosis, thromboangiitis, vascular sclerosis, coronary thrombosis and many other syndromes, which the author discusses from both the organic and the functional point of view. Leriche has stimulated more than any other man a phenomenal development of vascular surgery in the last twenty years. In the development of this field he has
Thromboses artérielles: Physiologie pathologique et traitement chirurgical. JAMA. 1947;133(2):144. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880020070031