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October 28, 1950

Chirurgie artérielle: Techniques—indications—résultats

JAMA. 1950;144(9):807. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920090081051

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The book is divided into the following sections: general principles of arterial surgery, arterial ligatures, arterial sutures, arterial anastomoses, arterial grafts, arterial intubations, arteriectomy, periarterial sympathectomy and embolectomy.

In his introduction the author has not lost sight of the pioneer workdone by Alexis Carrel, Halsted and Leriche. The opening section, dealing with the general principles of arterial surgery, consists of a discussion regarding some of the special armamentarium necessary for vascular surgery. The author also stresses the importance of practice on the animal before this type of surgery is attempted.

The chapter on arterial anastomoses includes a good section on arterio-arterial anastomoses. Figure 34, on page 92, shows a diagrammatic presentation of such an anastomosis. The steps are well depicted. It is in this section that the Blalock-Taussig operation and the operation of Potts are described. The author believes that the Blalock procedure is superior in younger infants. The arterial

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