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December 8, 1956

Diagnosis and Treatment of Vascular Disorders (Angiology)

JAMA. 1956;162(15):1425. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970320073024

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This volume summarizes the personal experience of the author, who has had a long-standing interest in diseases of the peripheral vascular system. As stated in the preface, the book is written for the family physician and deals chiefly with the medical approach to treatment. Part 1 describes the differential diagnosis of symptoms and signs. The extensive use of tables is particularly helpful. The more specific diseases are discussed in part 2. Frequent reference, to other chapters in the book, at times becomes distracting. Physiological, pharmacological, and pathological considerations are well summarized in part 3, which proves to be a valuable section of the volume. It is unfortunate that more reference and discussion are not given to newer developments in angiography and the importance of this technique in arterial grafting. Certain types of medical treatment of dubious value are given more attention than seems desirable. Examples of this are the use

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