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December 29, 1956

Peripheral Vascular Disorders

JAMA. 1956;162(18):1670. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970350086033

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This comprehensive and lucidly written volume is the combined effort of nine contributors, five of whom either are surgeons or are working in related fields. Three are research workers in the basic sciences, and one is a radiologist. The plan used in writing this book is a reflection of the interests of the authors, with the medical point of view conspicuously absent. The first portion of the book is devoted to the basic anatomy and physiology of the peripheral vessels and the laboratory and clinical methods of studying the circulation. The role of the sympathetic nervous system and its innervation of the vascular tree are stressed. Numerous diagrams and photomicrographs help to elucidate the text. The section also contains an excellent chapter on the radiology of peripheral vascular disorders. Included are descriptions of the results of soft-tissue x-ray technique, arteriography, and venography. The various pathological alterations are profusely illustrated by

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