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March 28, 1986

Vascular Surgery: Principles and Techniques

Author Affiliations

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation


edited by Henry Haimovici, ed 2; 1,187 pp, with illus, $130, East Norwalk, Conn, Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1985.

JAMA. 1986;255(12):1638-1639. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03370120116041

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Throughout their long and distinguished careers, it must have crossed the minds of many of the pioneers in the craft of vascular surgery to someday write a book based largely, if not exclusively, on their own, very special experience. Surprisingly few of them ever did (an oversight apparently not to be repeated by the editors of a rash of recent multiauthored texts in this field), but Henry Haimovici of New York has collected his work into a volume that may prove to be as durable as he is.

Although he solicited contributions from his current associates at the Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center as well as from a number of old friends elsewhere, Haimovici personally is responsible for 34 of the 71 chapters in this expanded (nearly 1,200 pages) second edition of a book originally published in 1976. A reference to some of his original observations regarding arterial emboli in