June 1932

Varicose Veins: With Special Reference to the Injection Treatment.

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By H. O. McPheeters, M.D., F.A.C.S. Third edition. Cloth. Price, $4. Pp. 285, with 62 illustrations. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company, 1931.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;49(6):1098. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150130221021

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The third edition of this monograph has been thoroughly revised and brought up to date by suitable additions. Most of the faulty references have been corrected although there are still a few misspelled names from the foreign literature. A new chapter has been added on the causes of failure in the injection treatment for varicose veins, containing a critical review of the published recurrences. The author does not condemn high saphenous ligation as strongly as in his previous writings, but still prefers injections into the proximal end of the saphenous trunk. As in previous editions, a whole chapter is devoted to prove the reverse flow of blood in varicose veins.

In the differential diagnostic table on vascular diseases, the data on arteriovenous aneurysms must be challenged. The figures on the oxygen content of venous blood are erroneous. The efficiency of drugs expressed in percentages seems somewhat artificial and arbitrary.


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