E. M. LANDIS, F.A.C.P.; L. H. HITZROT
At the meeting of the College in 1934, one of us presented certain observations1 indicating that blood flow to the extremities could be increased at least temporarily by applying alternate negative and positive pressure. In patients with peripheral vascular disease and advanced organic arterial occlusion this procedure elevated skin temperature conspicuously, often relieved cyanosis, usually diminished rest pain and favored the healing of indolent ulcers. While symptoms were quite generally relieved it was then felt impossible to do more than speculate upon the permanence of that improvement. To quote the statement then made, "The practical importance of suction and pressure
LANDIS EM, HITZROT LH. TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE BY MEANS OF SUCTION AND PRESSURE1. Ann Intern Med. 1935;9:264–273. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-3-264
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