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February 18, 1974

Arterial Surgery

Author Affiliations

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles

JAMA. 1974;227(7):804-805. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230200062026

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This new edition polishes a nearly perfect, well-balanced textbook on arterial surgery; it is clearly superior to many other monographs in this field. As before, the author continues to blend an international perspective, gleaned from more than 1,300 European, American, and oriental references, with a typically English gift for organization and succinctness.

Although indica ions and techniques for vascular surgery have changed little since 1969, more emphasis is now placed on profundaplasty. In addition, long endarterectomy in the thigh "has been practically given up," and the sections on chronic ischemia, carotid-vertebral insufficiency, arterial injury and aneurysms have all been extensively revised. The outstanding chapters on arteritis, carotid body tumors, visceral ischemia, and Raynaud as well as the thoracic outlet syndromes have also been updated.

Because of "a major fire in the Records Store at St. Mary's Hospital," new personal follow-up data is limited to the chapters on Buerger disease, carotid