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August 1, 1959

Peripheral Vascular Diseases: An Objective Approach

JAMA. 1959;170(14):1751-1752. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010140131034

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It is obvious on reading this book that the author is a well-seasoned, experienced medical teacher. Great pains have been taken to make a difficult subject interesting and easy to understand. There are over 400 illustrations to supplement a well-written, concise textbook. The presentation of material is well planned. After sections on the anatomy and physiology of the circulation of the arms and legs, several chapters are devoted to the techniques that are employed as diagnostic aids. Two chapters show exactly what points are to be covered in taking a patient's case history and in making a physical examination. After a classification of peripheral vascular diseases, each disease is taken up in detail, following the same order of age, sex, race, etiology, history, physical examination, laboratory studies, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and treatment. Selected references are listed at the end of each chapter.

This is one of the most clearly written

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