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The publication in 1991 of the first edition of Goldman's textbook, Sclerotherapy: Treatment of Varicose and Telangiectatic Leg Veins, was a landmark in the dermatology and phlebology fields. It quickly became the bible of sclerotherapy in the United States. The text established Goldman as the leading authority on the world's sclerotherapy literature by using a thousand references. Logically organized, the text integrated this nearly overwhelming amount of information into a cohesive, readable source that physicians performing sclerotherapy could use on a daily basis. The textbook clarified the scientific basis of sclerotherapy, making the task of educating dermatology residents about this technique much easier. Goldman earned the respect of his colleagues around the world in dermatology and phlebology. In the United States, the previously ignored specialty of phlebology received overdue recognition.
The intervening 4 years have seen an explosion of scientific publications and meetings about sclerotherapy worldwide. For the greatly
Weiss MA. Sclerotherapy: Treatment of Varicose and Telangiectatic Leg Veins. Arch Dermatol. 1997;133(1):117-118. doi:10.1001/archderm.1997.03890370129034