September 1952

Vascular Diseases in Clinical Practice.

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Second edition. By Irving Sherwood Wright, M.D. Price, $8.50. Pp. 552, with 116 illustrations. The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 200 E. Illinois St., Chicago 11, 1952.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;90(3):423. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240090144018

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This edition, the second, of Dr. Wright's excellent book on vascular diseases adds some new material but follows closely the plan of the first issue. This treatise deals in systematic and comprehensive fashion with every conceivable disorder of arteries, veins, and lymphatics; the enumeration of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures is indeed complete.

However, the discussions are precise, not too complicated for the practitioner, and documented with excellent bibliographies. The illustrations and diagrams are extremely helpful. Throughout one feels the authoritative touch which comes only when a writer has actually done firsthand work in the field.

The reviewer, perhaps too sensitive to accurate English usage, was a bit shocked to read in the preface that man is almost constantly "hemorrhaging and thrombosing." Needless to say, no such verbs are to be found in the Oxford or in Dorland's dictionaries; however, in a day when the roentgenologists speak of "positioning" a patient

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