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August 1957

Peripheral Vascular Disorders.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;100(2):342. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260080168048

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Peripheral vascular disease, a theme long known to surgeons, has been expounded admirably in this country by a number of internists. The volume "Peripheral Vascular Disease," by Allen, Hines, and Barker, of the Mayo Clinic, now in its second and expanded edition, has become our standard book of reference. Therefore, I opened this book on "Peripheral Vascular Disorders," by several British authors, with the belief that the field was already so well covered that little could be added. I find, however, that this is a splendid volume. It is organized along the traditional lines of anatomy, physiology, clinical examination, and technical examinations, including radiology. This leads through pathological physiology to pathology and surgery, but does not neglect the accepted forms of medical management. The remainder of the book deals with individual diseases, which are described in detail, a description which is supported admirably by the profuse and excellent illustrations. In

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