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May 14, 1955

Peripheral Vascular Diseases

JAMA. 1955;158(2):148. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960020054024

The three major authors, all with extensive experience in the clinical and experimental aspects of peripheral vascular diseases, have enlisted the assistance of 13 additional contributors for their knowledge in some special facets. The authors wisely emphasize that vascular diseases are generalized in their locations and implications. The historical notes that preface each chapter are recommended reading for pleasure as well as for information. An important section deals with diagnostic studies, after which various disease groups are dealt with in detail. There are many chapters on surgical procedures, including neurosurgical techniques such as sympathectomy, vascular transplants, and other operative approaches. The volume is profusely illustrated. In a volume presenting such a vast number of conclusions, it would be impossible to avoid some controversial statements; however, despite a few points of issue, the product is generally superb. It is a major classic and reference work that should be in every medical

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