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This massive volume is a typical example of Germanic thoroughness, of systematic treatment of an enormous literature, and of great pride in national accomplishment. Some of the chapters written by preclinical scientists are of the highest order. Many of the clinical chapters are belated statements of American and British work with little originality and much generalization. The production of the book, including paper, printing, and illustrations, is excellent. It is an example of the rapid recovery Germany has made in the technical field. It is doubtful, however, that the American reader would benefit much from reading this "hypertrophic" textbook. It furnishes a lucid account of vascular allergies and still advocates use of fresh calf pituitary implants in persons with Raynaud's disease. A final short chapter on the aspects of vascular disease as it relates to the state insurance system is highly revealing. Endless litigation and conflicting testimony of experts is
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