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August 1958

Peripheral Vascular Disease.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;102(2):338. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260200166024

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It is difficult to put out any new and useful information about peripheral vascular disease unavailable to practitioners in this country from the standard textbooks of Allen, Hines, and Barker; Wright; Abrahamson; and the British treatise on the same subject by Martin, Lynn, Dible, and Aird. This book by Barnett and Fraser is based on the Stawell Memorial Prize of the British Medical Association (Victorian Branch for the year 1952). It is a sound general discussion of peripheral vascular disease. The historical review includes a good many items not often found in such books: a longer discussion of the physiology of blood vessels and a detailed investigation of the methods of diagnosis of arterial insufficiency and of the pathology of peripheral vascular disease. The main and longest chapter describes the clinical features of peripheral vascular disease and is followed by a short essay on treatment. Thus it follows the orthodox

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