May 1940

Medizinische Praxis: Sammlung für ärtztliche Fortbildung. Volume 27.

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By M. Ratschow. Mit einem Geleitwort von R. Cobet. Price, 9.75 marks. Pp. 193, with 46 illustrations. Dresden: Theodore Steinkopff, 1939.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;65(5):1084. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190110213014

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This most recent (twenty-seventh) volume of the "Medizinische Praxis" series is concerned with peripheral vascular disturbances. After briefly defining these conditions and succinctly reviewing their historic development, the author describes the anatomy and physiology of peripheral blood vessels. A fairly complete consideration of the various diagnostic methods used in studying the organic and functional changes in the peripheral vessels is presented. The characteristic clinical manifestations of the various types of peripheral vascular diseases are described and their management stated. Obviously, completeness of detail cannot be achieved in a short monograph on a subject the literature of which has now assumed voluminous proportions. Thus a mere paragraph on thrombophlebitis is woefully inadequate. However, the book serves as a quick reference for the student and general practitioner. There are forty-six illustrations, consisting of charts, diagrams, photographs, photomicrographs and arteriograms. An incomplete but fairly representative and up-to-date bibliography is included. There is also

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