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December 19, 1990

Vascular Surgery

Author Affiliations

La Jolla, Calif

La Jolla, Calif

JAMA. 1990;264(23):3075. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03450230111046

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One would think that yet another textbook of vascular surgery would be redundant, especially if a new volume carried exactly the same title as an older tome, now separated into two volumes because of size. If redundancy was not the problem, what about price? This volume is expensive, indeed. The only justification for this new text would be that it is a superior product. Well, it is!

The book is a translation of the German edition, which, in turn, is one in Kirschner's series of manuals. It is multiauthored, with contributions from the editors and from colleagues in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland. The technical quality of the printing, binding, and pagination is excellent, as we have come to expect from Springer-Verlag. That quality is matched by the wisdom expressed in the concise text, but the most outstanding characteristic is the illustrative material.

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