August 1973

Vascular Surgery, vol 1: Peripheral Arterial Diseases.

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By John J Cranley, MD. Price, $19.95. Pp 282, with 160 illustrations. Harper & Row Publishers Inc, 2350 Virginia Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21740, 1972.

Arch Surg. 1973;107(2):352. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350200212051

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Twenty-five years ago DosSantos and Kunlin introduced modern reconstructive operations for arteriosclerosis. During the subsequent quarter century the field of peripheral arterial surgery has achieved a position where it makes a significant contribution to the relief of human suffering. Its activities form an important section of every medical center. The young generation of surgeons who initially picked up and perfected the new techniques is now reaching professional maturity. Maturity produces reflections, and reflections generate written testaments. A few of these that have already appeared have served more as psychological releases for the writer than as educational experiences for the reader. And so it is a pleasure to report that this book by Cranley is not among that number. It is superb.

Its coverage is as complete as one could hope for in any book on peripheral arteries. The 11 chapters have the following titles: (1) "Obliterative Arterial Disease" (dealing with

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