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July 10, 1954

Cardiovascular Surgery.

JAMA. 1954;155(11):1018. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690290068028

This book is well written by an author who has covered matters of interest and importance in the field of vascular diseases. His primary interest in the past has been in peripheral vascular disease; consequently, the sections of the book on the arterial, the venous, and the lymphatic circulatory systems are outstanding. The chapter on surgical treatment of lymphedema, in which he describes his own operation, should be especially valuable to any surgeon who is suddenly confronted with the problem. The book can best be listed as a reference work, comprehensive enough to cover most conditions but not laboriously detailed. The title seems a bit unfortunate. The sections on vascular disease and surgery comprise the meat in this book, and it is well prepared and flavorful. The portion on cardiology could well have been omitted because it adds little, but rather detracts from the excellent presentation of the portion on

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