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January 1956

Symposium on Atherosclerosis.

Author Affiliations

Auspices of Division of Medical Science, National Academy of Sciences, Publication 338. Price, $2.00. Pp. 249. National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Ave., Washington 25, D. C., 1954.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;97(1):111. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250190127016

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This attractive, inexpensive volume is the record of a symposium initiated by the Air Force Directorate of Research and Development. The 23 papers are arranged in 5 parts; each part ends with a summary, and each paper with a skillful editing of the separate discussions.

The selection and arrangement of the papers cover major areas of fundamental study in atherosclerosis and reflect the admirable judgment of the chairman, Dr. Irvine H. Page, and of the distinguished participants. The book is a unique collection of fact and authoritative opinion in a burgeoning and vexed area of study. As such, it will be an invaluable reference to investigators and clinicians dealing with vascular disease; practitioners and students will find in it answers to most of their questions on the status of this field. It lacks an index. In all other respects it is a great and, what is more, a useful bargain.

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