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June 2, 1917

Les Blessures des Vaisseaux.

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(22):1650. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270060058029

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The author's consideration of vessel injuries is from much the same point of view as that which prevailed before the onset of the war. The book, nevertheless, is valuable because of its exposition of vessel injuries in their anatomic, physiologic and operative aspects, with practical illustrations in numerous cases of injuries of the main vessels of the body. The different types of injuries resulting from the various missiles are enumerated, together with their subsequent evolution resulting in thrombosis, hemorrhage, gangrene, aneurysms, etc. The symptoms and diagnosis of internal hemorrhage into the body cavities, with the production of diffuse hematomas in the tissue spaces, are described. In the chapter on treatment, blood transfusion is discussed, but little consideration is given to the recent advances which have been made in this country along that line. In the second part of the volume, which deals with injuries of vessels of the various regions

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