January 1958

Peripheral Circulation in Health and Disease.

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By Walter Redisch, M.D., F.A.C.P., and Francisco F. Tangco, B.S., M.D. Price, $7.75. Pp. 154, with 29 illustrations. Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 Fourth Ave., New York 16; 99 Great Russell St., London, W. C. 1, 1957.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;101(1):159. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260130173020

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This monograph is a review and an evaluation of the information currently available concerning peripheral vascular disorders. The anatomy and physiology of the peripheral vascular tree and methods of evaluating blood flow are discussed. The alterations in blood flow occurring with specific pathological processes are described. Compensatory physiological processes are discussed. A comprehensive review of the current medical and surgical measures employed in attempting to correct these peripheral vascular functional and anatomical abnormalities, as well as general vascular disorders, is included. In the final part of the book the methods employed and results and significance of recent researches concerned with muscle vasculature are reported. The evidence presented in this interesting section suggests that classic anatomical and physiological concepts of the blood supply of muscles is in need of revision. Strong support for the proposed changes is provided by the excellent photographs of musculograms, stereoarteriograms, and microradiographs.

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