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April 1979

Circulatory Diseases of the Limbs: A Primer

Author Affiliations

Stanford, Calif

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(4):512. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010040084033

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Professor Abramson has called upon his extensive clinical experience to write this 358-page primer entitled Circulatory Diseases of the Limbs.

The book is intended as a concise review of diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular and lymphatic disorders, and it attains that goal. Although written for the student, resident, and primary care physician, most of the primer is directly applicable to the dermatologist.

The initial chapters are devoted to the multitude of clinical and laboratory tests that are available for diagnosing circulatory disease. The author includes a discussion of the merits and limitations of most of these tests. The remainder of the monograph deals with all of the major, and some of the minor, vascular and lymphatic disorders. The chapters of special interest to the dermatologist are those covering arteriosclerosis, occlusive arterial disease, connective tissue disease, cold exposure, traumatic injury, thrombophlebitis, functional disorders, and occlusive lymphatic disease.

The therapeutic modalities

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