November 1955

Peripheral Vascular Diseases.

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By E. V. Allen, M.D.; N. W. Barker, M.D., and E. A. Hines Jr., M.D. Price, $13.00. Pp. 825, with 316 illustrations W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5; 7 Grape St., Shaftesbury Ave., London, W. C. 2, 1955.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;96(5):701-702. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250160143018

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This second edition is an up-to-date discussion of peripheral vascular diseases. In fact, it may be too up-to-date in that aspects of arteriosclerosis obliterans are presented in terms of present ideas that are not established, e. g., on pages 245 and 246, the use of sitosterol in controlling cholesterolemia is even mentioned. The book covers the field extensively, mainly from experiences at the Mayo Clinic. In attempting to be complete, the authors have not eliminated enough of the controversial material and expanded sufficiently upon that which is most generally accepted. The book is lucidly presented and well illustrated. It is recommended to all interested in clinical medicine, especially those treating peripheral vascular diseases. Although it is not intended for physiologists, it should interest those who wish to become acquainted with the expressions of peripheral vascular diseases in man. The primary criticism of the entire book is the failure of the

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