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December 1929

Thrombo-Angiitis Obliterans

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;20(6):925. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.01440060169020

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Buerger's disease is none too clear an entity even in the minds of those who would be expected to comprehend it thoroughly, and this book should serve a useful purpose in spreading a clear knowledge of the disease. It, with Buerger's work published in 1924, gives a sharp picture of the condition. This book is based on the observations of 300 cases and many of them were thoroughly studied in the six years between 1922 and 1927. The entire subject is considered carefully. There is an interesting preliminary chapter which traces the history of the gradual differentiations of these obscure disturbances of the circulation of the extremities that result in gangrene. Following that, the etiology and pathology are given in detail in successive chapters. Then, in succeeding chapters there is an extensive consideration of the clinical course of the disease, its diagnosis and treatment and of many collateral subjects. The

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