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February 1945


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School; the Department of Surgery, the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and the Circulatory Group, St. Luke's Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1945;75(2):125-142. doi:10.1001/archinte.1945.00210260053007

REVIEW OF SOME OF THE RECENT LITERATURE BY DR. VAN DELLEN AND DR. SCUPHAM  During the past year there has been a definite decline in the number of publications on peripheral vascular disease. Many noted and consistent workers in this field are obviously devoting their time and talent to the war effort. Some of these men have already collected and published valuable data obtainable only under wartime conditions. Publications associated with the physiology of vascular disease are not as numerous as in previous years, and statistical data on large series of cases are conspicuously absent. Attention should be called to the anticoagulants, to fluorescein and to recent observations on periarteritis nodosa. Therapy has been totally neglected. As in the past, this review should not be considered complete, since many deserving articles have possibly been missed.


Diagnostic Tests.  —Naide1 recently reported a test for estimating vascular tone. This was