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August 4, 1951

Tratamiento quirúrgico de las varices esenciales.

JAMA. 1951;146(14):1362. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670140088042

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This monograph is an excellent, up-to-date presentation of the subject. The first part deals with the history of the development of the surgical procedures to treat the principal forms of varicosities.

The book is divided into 12 chapters: history, etiology, diagnosis and indications; treatment; surgery; combined treatment; anatomical aspects; surgical technique; postoperative complications; essential complications; varicose ulcers, and varicophlebitis and recurrent varices. Every aspect of the subject matter is discussed. Photographs, charts, line drawings, and excellent radiographs augment the text. For those who read Spanish, the book will prove of value. Particularly since the knowledge of varicosities and their complications have recently given an impetus for study and great advances have been recorded, this book should be instructive.

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