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December 1965

Arterial Disease.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(6):963. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870060161045

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The affluent nations of the world are presently plagued by a pandemic of serious cardiac and cerebral disorders related to obstructive arterial disease. This has led to an avalanche of research data, and a serious attempt to keep abreast of current knowledge can result in a feeling of helplessness akin to that engendered by trying to empty an ocean with a teacup. Few have the time or objectivity needed to separate truth from half truth, and there is a generally uncritical acceptance of so-called facts, frequently culled from the tabloid medical literature. It is accordingly even more important nowadays for clinicians to have a basic knowledge of underlying arterial pathology, and this book provides an insight into this area. It is divided into three parts: a comprehensive report of findings from a large necropsy survey, a review of current knowledge on certain aspects of arterial disease, and a brief outline

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