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October 1940

Peripheral Vascular Diseases: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;66(4):1008. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190160227015

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This volume is intended by the authors to give ready reference to information concerning the diagnosis and treatment of arterial diseases. There is an excellent chapter on the general principles of therapy of arterial diseases and many details in regard to the management of specific disorders are also given. This portion of the volume is particularly good, for it emphasizes those methods with which the authors have achieved their best results. Intermittent venous compression occupies a very important place and probably rightly so.

The sections on methods of examination and on the general symptomatology of vascular diseases are especially well done, as are the articles on peripheral vascular sclerosis and thromboangiitis obliterans. The writers have obviously had their most extensive experience with these disorders. The section on the diagnosis of vasospastic diseases is the weakest portion of this work.

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