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August 1976

Leg Ulcers: Medical and Surgical Management

Author Affiliations

Stanford, Calif


by Henry H. Roenigk, Jr, and Jess R. Young, 265 pp, 146 illus, $27.50, Hagerstown, Md, Harper Row Inc, 1975.

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(8):1184. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630320080038

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This concise volume specifically fills a chronic void in the medical literature. In the preface, the authors note that the work is intended to cross many interdisciplinary lines and, therefore, that it will be useful to dermatologists, internists, surgeons, generalists, podiatrists, orthopedists, and plastic surgeons. The final product of the authors' (and their collaborators') efforts not only accomplishes the stated goals of providing current diagnostic and therapeutic information for those physicians concerned with treating leg ulcers, but also serves as a valuable reference compilation on the subject.

The text is subdivided into chapters that encompass the major individual causes of leg ulcers. Additionally, there are chapters dealing specifically with diabetic ulcers, tumors of the lower extremity, and ulcers due to infectious, metabolic, and hematologic causes. Surgical therapy is adequately, but not extensively, explored in two chapters, the first dealing with revascularization of the ischemic lower extremity and the second encompassing

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