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June 1969

Circulation in the Extremities

Arch Dermatol. 1969;99(6):784. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610240142026

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Readers acquainted with Abramson's classic Vascular Responses in the Extremities of Man in Health and Disease will welcome the appearance of the present volume. This modernized and enlarged version of the 1944 classic is well supplied with graphs and figures and the 1,700 or so references are an added attraction.

The first three chapters of the present volume were written by Olav Thulesius and present the reader with a general discussion of structure and function of both blood and lymph vessels. The author discusses specifically their anatomy, the dynamics of flow, and the exchange of materials across endothelial membranes. If anything, one hopes that this sober account will be expanded in future editions. The rest of the volume, close to 500 pages, is devoted to a meticulous and very readable exposition of various topics in peripheral circulation, an area with which Dr. Abramson has been closely connected for a number

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