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Vascular Surgery:  Vascular Surgery, vols 1 & 2

JAMA. 2001;285(19):2511. doi:10.1001/jama.285.19.2511.
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In the preface to the latest edition of his well-respected textbook of vascular surgery, editor Robert Rutherford comments, "The fifth edition of Vascular Surgery comes at the millennium, a time when everyone tends to reflect on changes occurring over the past century. . . ." He then points out that significant changes in the field of vascular surgery have occurred over a much shorter time frame, a good deal since the last edition of the textbook in 1995.

Rutherford's editorial efforts to address this "period of transition" in the field are reflected in the contents and organization of the two-volume book. Expanded chapters deal with endovascular grafting, complications of angiography, and alternative imaging options. The basic structure of the text remains little changed, with 21 sections covering the gamut of topics that comprise modern day vascular surgery.

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