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January 5, 1957

The Pathology and Surgery of the Veins of the Lower Limb

JAMA. 1957;163(1):83. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970360085024

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In this book the subject is covered in a concise and accurate manner, and the approach is stimulating. Chapter 3, dealing with the surgical anatomy of the veins of the leg, is presented in a succinct manner. Chapter 7, which discusses the treatment of varicose veins by injection, is also outstanding. The authors give four indications for treatment by sclerosing agents, all of which seem valid. The authors' successes with injection therapy in superficial thrombophlebitis are fascinating. They combine the use of injections with ligation of the veins at the sapheno-femoral or saphenopopliteal junction. The results of ligation therapy, used by them since 1940 without mishap or regret, are interesting and encouraging. This book can be recommended to anyone interested in surgical treatment of the veins of the leg.

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