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MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, UNITED STATES ARMY

SURGERY IN WORLD WAR II

Edited by

DANIEL C. ELKIN, M. D.

MICHAEL E. DEBAKEY, M. D.

OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

WASHINGTON, D. C., 1955



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    The volumes comprising the history of the Medical Department of the United States Army in World War II are divided into two series: (1) The Administrative. and Operational series which constitutes a part of the general series of the history of the United States Army in World War II, published under the direction of the Office of the Chief of Military History, and (2) the Professional, or clinical and technical, series published as The Medical Department o f the United States Army under the direction of the Office of The Surgeon General. Both series are being prepared by the Historical Unit, Army Medical Service. This is one of a number of volumes to be published in the latter series.

Major General George E. Armstrong, The Surgeon General


Advisory Editorial Board on the History o f Surgery


Michael E. DeBakey, M. D., Acting Chairman

Frank B. Berry, M. D.

Brian Blades, M. D.

J. Barrett Brown, M. D.

Sterling Bunnell, M. D.

Norton Canfield, M. D.

B. Noland Carter, M. D.

Edward D. Churchill, M. D.

Mather Cleveland, M. D.

Daniel C. Elkin, M. D.

John B. Flick, M. D.

Frank Glenn, M. D.

M. Elliott Randolph, M. D.

Isidor S. Ravdin, M. D.

Alfred R,. Shands, Jr., M. D.

Howard E. Snyder, M. D.

R. Glen Spurling, M. D.

Barnes Woodhall, M. D.

Robert M. Zollinger, M. D.

Colonel Joseph R. Shaeffer, MC (Ex Officio) Colonel John Boyd Coates, Jr., MC (Ex Officio)

Colonel John Boyd Coates, Jr., MC, U. S. A., Editor in Chief



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THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY


VASCULAR SURGERY IN WORLD WAR II


Edited by

DANIEL C. ELKIN, M. D.

MICHAEL E. DEBAKEY, M. D.


This volume was prepared by the Historical Unit, Army Medical Service, under the direction of Colonel Calvin H. Goddard, MC, AUS, formerly Editor in Chief; Associate Editor for Vascular Surgery, Helen Orr.



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Contents

FOREWORD

PREFACE

Chapter

I      SPECIALIZED CENTERS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF VASCULAR INJURIES AND DISEASES

II     EVALUATION OF THE VASCULAR STATUS IN TRAUMATIC AND NONTRAUMATIC LESIONS OF THE BLOOD VESSELS

III    ACUTE BATTLE-INCURRED ARTERIAL INJURIES
             [Pages 60-100]
             [Pages 101-48]]


IV    ARTERIAL ANEURYSMS AND ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULAS, GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS


V     ARTERIAL ANEURYSMS AND ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULAS, CIRCULATORY EFFECTS OF ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULAS


VI    ARTERIAL ANEURYSMS AND ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULAS, ALTERATIONS IN THE CARDIAC SIZE IN ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULAS


VII  ARTERIAL ANEURYSMS AND ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULAS, TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THEIR SURGICAL MANAGEMENT WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO EXPOSURE OF BLOOD VESSELS


VIII ARTERIAL ANEURYSMS AND ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULAS, MAINTENANCE OF ARTERIAL CONTINUITY


IX   ARTERIAL ANEURYSMS AND ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULAS, SUCCESSFUL SUTURE OF THE ABDOMINAL AORTA FOR ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA


X    ARTERIAL ANEURYSMS AND ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULAS, ANTICOAGULANT THERAPY IN REPARATIVE SURGERY


XI   ARTERIAL ANEURYSMS AND ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULAS, SYMPATHECTOMY AS AN ADJUNCT MEASURE IN OPERATIVE TREATMENT

            Part I. Preoperative Sympathectomy and Sympathectomy Coincidental with Vascular Surgery

            Part II. Postoperative Sympathectomy


XII  ARTERIAL ANEURYSMS AND ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULAS, SPONTANEOUS CURES


XIII PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISTURBANCES THROMBOANGIITIS OBLITERANS, ARTERIOSCLEROSIS, AND ARTERIAL THROMBOSIS AND EMBOLISM


XIV PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISTURBANCES VASOSPASTIC DISORDERS. RAYNAUD'S SYNDROME AND RAYNAUD-LIKE DISORDERS


XV PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISTURBANCES POST-TRAUMATIC VASOMOTOR DISORDERS


XVI SYMPATHECTOMY IN CIRCULATORY DISTURBANCES OF THE EXTREMITIES

INDEX [Not indcluded in web version]

[LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS:  CHARTS, FIGURES, AND TABLES]