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November 15, 1976

Vascular Surgery: Principles and Techniques

Author Affiliations

New Orleans

JAMA. 1976;236(20):2329. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270210055033

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This 1,000-page volume with 44 contributing authors is an authoritative text in vascular surgery, complemented with the illustrative detail of an atlas. Thoroughness and clarity of presentation make it valuable for students, while the precision, illustrative content, and organization make it useful for the experienced surgeon as a comprehensive reference in pathology, anatomy, physiology, and surgical techniques.

The first of eight parts is concerned with basic considerations: history of vascular surgery, principles of diagnosis, including arteriography and current noninvasive techniques, and prosthetic materials and fundamental techniques of vascular operations. Hemodynamic considerations, thrombogenesis, and anesthetic management are discussed as well. A second part of the text presents detail in operative exposure of arteries and is an excellent atlas of operative exposure. A third division deals with basic considerations and common clinical patterns of arteriosclerosis and adds perspective to the subsequent parts. The fourth and fifth sections, approximately one half of the