October 1955

Peripheral Circulation in Man.

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Ciba Foundation. G. E. W. Wolstenholme and J. S. Freeman, Editors. Price, $6. Pp. 219, with 48 illustrations. Little, Brown & Company, 34 Beacon St., Boston 6, 1954.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;90(4):476. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.04030010478012

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This is a symposium on the peripheral circulation of the blood, by 18 authorities in this field. It is presented as individual papers followed by a discussion by various members of the group. These cover the methods for studying blood flow, the changes in circulation due to exposure to cold or heat, the actions of epinephrine and norepinephrine on blood flow, the neurohistology and reflex control of the circulation, and the effects of sympathectomy, the significance of cold agglutinins, and the influence of visceral activity on the peripheral circulation.

These subjects are excellently presented, as the authors are all specialists in their fields, and the discussions are stimulating and informative. The book is very well printed, and the illustrations are well chosen. It is an interesting volume for anyone interested in this work.

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