by Terence J. Ryan, 418 pp, 170 illus, $29.50, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1976.
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Microvascular Injury cannot be recommended as light reading, reposing comfortably between The Doonesbury Chronicles and Jaws. Nor may its virtues be honestly extolled to the "bottom-line" clinician, whose interest in a disease process begins and ends with the prescription pad. It should, however, receive enthusiastic endorsement from the curious dermatologist who is anxious to clarify the often turbid exposition of microvascular pathology. And, of course, it certainly belongs on the shelf (the section with the thinnest veneer of dust) of any investigator who is attempting serious work in the field.
This book, like all books, is limited by the range of the author's personal interests; fortunately, the range of Terence Ryan's interest in vascular events is broad. The author and his contributors (M.W. Kanan and G.W. Cherry) carefully review the history, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of vasculitis. Yet, in Ryan's words, "This book is about injury to the small blood
Wolf JE. Microvascular Injury. Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(7):994. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640070128042