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Arteriosclerosis de las extremidades

JAMA. 1947;135(11):743. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890110061027.
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This small monograph is one of a series collected for the instruction of the Spanish medical profession and as such is a concise, practical treatise on the subject of peripheral vascular sclerosis. The author has been chief of the Vascular Clinic of the Policlinic in Barcelona and has made several valuable contributions to the subject. He uses simple black and white diagrams to illustrate his points and describes the various syndromes very well. The only type of treatment which is unfamiliar to the American reader is that with a specially prepared splenic extract, which is said to increase the cholesterol level of the patient by mobilizing it from the tissues. The evidence for the value of this treatment is far from being conclusive but, just like lipocaic, deserves further trial. The study of this monograph reveals the encouraging fact that young, well trained surgeons are now available in war torn

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