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August 28, 1948

Les embolies de l'artère pulmonaire et des artères des membres: Physiologie pathologique et traitment

JAMA. 1948;137(18):1638. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890520070033

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The output of French medical literature reaching us since the end of the war is considerable. Perhaps the authors were using their literary efforts as an escape against the horrors and misery which they witnessed during the German occupation. Certainly they were shut off from any outside source of information, which, in the case of original thinkers, may be more help than hindrance. Nobody could accuse Professor Leriche, who has just published his fourth volume of lectures on arterial diseases delivered at the College de France, of not having any original ideas. The present monograph deals with emboli, both pulmonary and peripheral arterial, and his conceptions summarized in this volume are the basis on which vascular surgery is practiced in this country today. It has been often said that some of the author's conceptions were devoid of experimental proof or lacked clinical confirmation. There is nothing, however, in this small

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