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Article
July 17, 1943

RESULTS OF SURGICAL TREATMENT OF VARICOSE VEINS

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Surgical Vascular Service, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital of Columbia University.

JAMA. 1943;122(12):797-800. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840290017005
Abstract

The exceedingly high incidence of vascular diseases among those living to the age of 40 has made the study of therapeutic methods to care for these vascular lesions of interest to all. A thorough survey recently completed of 537 employees of a large department store who had worked for fifteen years or more, and all of whom were over 40, showed the surprising x-ray evidence of arteriosclerosis of 46 per cent. In this group only 12 per cent had subnormal oscillometric readings; therefore the arteriosclerosis was subclinical and unless x-ray films had been taken the person would not have been aware of the condition. Men and women differed both in incidence and in degree of arterial changes. While there was x-ray calcification in 44 per cent of the men, only 18 per cent of the women showed roentgenographic changes. In the group with advanced changes (plaques and the like) there

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