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November 1970

Photographic Atlas of Reconstructive Arterial Surgery.

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By Reinier JAM Van Dongen, MD. Price, $37.50. Pp 209, with 600 illustrations (approx). HE Stenfert Kroese, NDV/The Netherlands, distributed by Springer-Verlag, 175 Fifth Ave, New York 10010, 1970.

Arch Surg. 1970;101(5):639-640. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340290095028

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When one thinks of an atlas one envisions drawings. Not only is this atlas one of photographs, but they are largely reproductions of arteriograms. They are of outstanding clarity. There are some operative photos and a few sketches, many of which are either drawn right on the arteriograms or photographically superimposed.

Lest Americans be worried about a book, in English by a Dutchman, the English in this book is excellent, the descriptions as clear or clearer than one finds in American surgical literature. The tang of the foreign language is rarely detected, albeit in one place the adjective "pararectal" was used for the noun "pararectus" in describing the incision.

A feature of the format that takes getting used to is the intricate detail of the division into chapters and subchapters. Reconstruction of femoropopliteal obliterative disease is divided into (1) "Superficial Femoral" (which has two sections, "Extensive" and "Segmental"), (2) "Popliteal,"

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