April 17, 1967

Venous and Lymphatic Disorders of the Leg

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Los Angeles


edited by Knut Haeger, 166 pp, with illus, $10.50, Philadelphia and Toronto: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1966.

JAMA. 1967;200(3):265-266. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120160131044

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This slender volume is the collaborative effort of the members of the staff of the Malmö Clinic and the University of Skola, Sweden. About half the material is authored by the editor, Dr. Haeger, whose original publications on varicose veins have brought him international recognition. The text is in English with only occasional lapses into foreign idiomatic form. The material is based largely on the experience in the Malmö Clinic and the contributions of other Swedish medical centers. Surprisingly the authors seem unaware of some of the most significant advances in their field that have been reported in the British, French, and American medical journals in the past decade. As a result there is a certain provincialism in the book and, in the section on the therapy of thrombosis, what might even be called a little naïve chauvinism.

The chapter headings include most aspects of venous disorders of the leg,