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March 6, 1972


JAMA. 1972;219(10):1348. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03190360054034

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This second edition of Dr. Abrams' well-known work represents a most complete compilation of the facts on arteriography existent under one title. In reviewing this I utilized the expertise of members of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology in the Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital.

The section on the angiography of the head may well be the highlight of the entire volume. The chapters dealing with cerebrovascular anatomy have the same excellent photographs and beautiful line drawings used in the first edition. A considerable portion is devoted to the techniques and hazards of cerebral angiography and certainly should discourage the inexperienced from attempting these procedures without good instruction.

In the section on thoracic aortography the authors have nicely presented the hazards involved in investigating aneurysms of the thoracic aorta as well as in evaluating dissecting aneurysms. The chapter on coronary arteriography is essentially a reprint of a two-article series in the New England