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August 20, 1982

Selected Topics In Venous Disorders: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1982;248(7):881-882. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330070069046

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In Selected Topics in Venous Disorders, the authors have tried to present a clear statement of our present knowledge of the venous system in the lower extremity. They have summarized the physiological principles involved in venous return and applied them to both health and disease in an interesting and readable fashion. Their research of the literature is deep and wide. The voluminous writings on various aspects of venous problems are organized well and interwoven nicely into the discussion of specific disease entities. This gives the reader an understanding of conflicting points of view expressed throughout the literature in matters of diagnosis and therapy. Throughout, the authors provide a critical analysis of what, in their opinion, is good and what is not acceptable. This makes the book interesting even for the reader who does not agree with the authors' conclusions, because it results in a series of strong assertive statements with