In this monograph the authors have called upon their collective experience in surgery, medicine, and research, and have made ample reference to the recent literature. With the focus on arteriosclerotic disease of arteries, differentiation is made between vascular diseases which can be treated surgically and those which should be treated medically.
The book begins with introductory topics covering the pathophysiology of peripheral blood flow and follows with a chapter on evaluation. Much of this discussion is dedicated to angiography. Most of the text is given to the problems of restoration of circulatory integrity, and includes detailed techniques of operative procedures for atherosclerosis. This is supported by numerous drawings and preoperative and postoperative arteriograms. To cover those conditions where vascular surgery is not indicated, there are discussions on supportive surgical measures and medical management.
The book is well organized; each chapter begins with an outline of its contents. It is