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March 1978

Operative Surgery, ed 3, Vascular Surgery

Arch Surg. 1978;113(3):343. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370150115031

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There is no shortage of books on vascular surgical technique, so it cannot be said that this one fills an acute, unmet need. But this is true for any new textbook on surgical technique. So many skillful and articulate surgeons have been performing vascular procedures during the past two decades that most of the techniques have become standard and universal. Nevertheless, as long as special problems can arise to test the surgeon's skill, there will always be a place for variable solutions.

This book was written by 19 English and American surgeons, one American anesthesiologist, and one American radiologist. It was edited by Dr Charles Rob, a distinguished vascular surgeon recently retired from the chairmanship at the University of Rochester.

The subject matter is global. The first five sections deal with the following fundamentals: the exposure of major blood vessels, arterial suture, embolectomy, and arteriography both in the x-ray department

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