In December 1928 the clinic for peripheral vascular conditions was organized at the Massachusetts General Hospital to study and direct the treatment of varicose veins and other circulatory disturbances of the extremities. Since the inception of the clinic the care of patients admitted to the hospital as well as those seen only in our outpatient department has been under the supervision of the same group of men, and thus my associates and I have been able to maintain a desirable degree of unity in the different phases of the work. By an interchange of individual ideas during the combined weekly house visit, when all of the members of the clinic are present, and by seeing for ourselves every patient who reports to the outpatient department, we have a favorable means of determining the outcome for all of the patients treated, whether they have been hospitalized or not. From the disappointing
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