Dr. Bierman's credentials for writing a book on selective arterial catheterization are impeccable— wide experience, significant contributions to the early development of arteriographic technique (he was performing selective hepatic artery catheterizations in 1947, long before the work of Seldinger and Odman), and a background in oncology and hematology which brings to these complex catheterization procedures a clinical perspective often lacking among radiologist-angiographers. Unfortunately, the wideranging interests of the author may account for the principal weakness of this book. Too large a field has been included: cardiovascular, neural, and visceral arteriography are all covered, many in a manner too superficial to interest the audience, presumably angiographers, for whom the text is intended. A less comprehensive study, restricted, say, to the areas in which the author is particularly experienced (catheterization techniques and tumor perfusion) might have been more satisfactory.
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