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June 27, 1959

Vascular Spiders and Related Lesions of the Skin

JAMA. 1959;170(9):1132-1133. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010090122034

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In this book Dr. Bean throws light on a group of vascular lesions and diseases which usually receive scant attention in medical books because they are thought to be unimportant and not the province of any one specialty. He does it in a delightful literary style, documenting his material thoroughly and recording his observations faithfully and in an interesting manner. One-third of the book is devoted to vascular spiders and palmar erythemas, with speculations and facts about the mechanisms involved. Case reports and documentary evidence are combined with thought-provoking comments, which round out this section. Excellent discussions of metastatic carcinoid, Osler's disease,

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