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January 1960

Peripheral Vascular Diseases.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1960;105(1):176-177. doi:10.1001/archinte.1960.00270130192033

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This book contains an extensive review of the practical anatomy and physiology of the circulation in the extremities. The textis lucid but often brief as the author uses many excellent sketches to present and emphasize important principles. I have found the author's method of presentation of a number of subjects to be very helpful in teaching medical students and house officers. The principles of most methods available for studying vasomotor tone and blood flow in the extremities are discussed. Many of the more useful techniquesare described in detail. The bibliographic references are no all-inclusive, but they are very well selected The index is good. A disappointing feature is the rather brief description of a number of disorders.

The book will not replace the well-known monographs which treat peripheral vascular diseases in a descriptive fashion. However, the two methods of approach should be complementary, and many physicians will want this book

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