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May 17, 1952


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C No. 451 Vedado, Havana, Cuba

JAMA. 1952;149(3):299. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930200085030

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To the Editor:—  In the article "Thrombotic Occlusion of Aorta as demonstrated by Translumbar Aortograms" by Robert V. Elliott, M.D., and Mordant E. Peck, M.D., published in The Journal of Feb. 9, 1952, there is possibly an involuntary error in the following statement: "We know of only four such cases previously reported in the English literature"; for there is an article in Surgery (Observations on Chronic Obstruction of the Abdominal Aorta, 28:684-698 [Oct.] 1950) written by my coworkers and me, where there are 13 cases of Leriche syndrome diagnosed by translumbar and retrograde aortograms.I also want to make it clear that Dos Santos is neither Spanish nor a urologist, but Portuguese and a surgeon, and has dedicated himself for a quarter of a century to the study of vascular diseases.

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