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March 23, 1963

Surgical treatment of peripheral vascular disease.

Author Affiliations

Brookline, Mass.

JAMA. 1963;183(12):1055. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03700120113032

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Directed to the practitioner, this book offers an up-to-date summary of contemporary opinion on practically all forms of vascular disease seen in practice. There will, necessarily, be disagreement with some of the authors' opinions as to methods of management in a variety of the conditions mentioned. This should not detract one whit from the over-all value of the book for the basic descriptions of the disease entities and the modern attitude toward them. Most of the differences, from the reviewer's viewpoint, are in technical detail.

The section of "Physiology of Peripheral Circulation" is detailed, perhaps overly so, for the average physician. A superficial knowledge of the many factors discussed is essential to proper understanding and treatment of the individual patient's problems, however.

I was particularly interested in the frequent mention of a lack of the segmental nature of atherosclerosis, since it has been felt by many in the last decade

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