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The third edition of Haimovici's Vascular Surgery, as stated in the preface, is intended to keep the reader abreast of the rapid progress in the field of vascular surgery and, therefore, follows closely the second edition published in 1984. The original purpose of this established textbook, first published in 1976, was "to provide a comprehensive presentation of all aspects related to vascular diseases and their surgical management," a goal I believe has been achieved. The editors and chapter authors are to be complimented for their dedication to a difficult and never-ending task. The expanded multieditorship provides a broad view of the field ranging from those involved in the developmental period of vascular surgery to its present day state-of-the-art performance. In spite of the fact that over one third of the chapters are authored by the senior editor, the other contributors are well-chosen authorities who are able to bring a broad
SMITH RF. Haimovici's Vascular Surgery: Principles and Techniques. Arch Surg. 1990;125(7):940–941. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1990.01410190138025
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