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May 16, 1936

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Peripheral Arteries

JAMA. 1936;106(20):1757-1758. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770200063032

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This book, by a surgeon, is concerned chiefly, as the author states in the preface, with treatment of diseases of the peripheral arteries. The author apparently did not intend that the volume should be a reference book, since many important contributions to the physiology, pathology and treatment of the diseases of the peripheral arteries are mentioned briefly or not at all and references in the text are not always included in the bibliography. The subject and author indexes are incomplete. The bibliography contains more references than are mentioned in the text. Raynaud's disease, erythromelalgia and arteriovenous fistula are dismissed with a few sentences, and nothing is said of the treatment of the last two mentioned conditions. Aneurysm and periarteritis nodosum are not mentioned. For these reasons the book cannot be said to be complete.

The author holds no brief for mechanical methods of diagnosis or evaluation of treatment except for

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