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This is a valuable addition to the existing French monographs of Ducuing and Delater on phlebitis. The recognition of the initial, preedematous stage is stressed. This stage may last from four to eight days before the fully developed stage of edema appears. The rôle of spasm, on both the arterial and the venous side, is emphasized. The author uses the McClure-Aldrich test extensively to diagnose an early phlebitis and to determine its termination. An excellent bibliography, containing mostly French literature, is given. Being a treatise on diagnosis, nothing is added to the possible prevention and to the abortive treatment of this important malady.
Le diagnostic des phlébites des membres. JAMA. 1935;104(22):2024. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760220070035