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September 9, 1974

The Microcirculation in Clinical Medicine

Author Affiliations

Albany Medical College Albany, NY

JAMA. 1974;229(11):1509. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230490087046

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No longer remote or clinically esoteric, the microcirculation is a dynamic component of the cardiovascular circulation. This informative volume on the microcirculation ties together its history and recent developments in both research and clinical therapy, expands the clinician's horizons, and stimulates new ideas on the relationships of this previously overlooked system to health and disease. The book will help the able clinician to analyze and treat such conditions as diabetes mellitus, renal disease, tissue transplants, collagen vascular disorders, peripheral arterial ischemic disease, diseases of the small coronary arteries, pulmonary disease, hypertension, cancer, disorders of blood, brain, retina, and bulbar conjunctiva. These topics, covered in well-written clinical chapters, are preceded by basic chapters on anatomy, ultrastructure of the microvascular bed, functional aspects of circulation, and other material that provides better understanding of the clinically oriented applications.

This multiauthored book, with its galaxy of seasoned contributors, covers many areas of special interest.