A generally increased interest in peripheral vascular diseases makes this useful clinical manual a welcome addition to the literature. In 1948, the first edition of the book was published, and it attained the popularity and wide use that it merited. During the intervening years additions to the medical literature have been reviewed by the author and pertinent new material added. Much of the older text has been revised and brought up-to-date.
The book is essentially a clinical manual for ready reference for those in general practice, internal medicine, surgery, or medical school. The first chapter, devoted to the classification of peripheral vascular diseases, follows the nomenclature of the American Heart Association. In the section on methods of examination, there is a complete review of all the important tests and procedures. Each test is precisely described, and normal and abnormal findings are discussed. A close study of the material in this