S. J. GOLDOWSKY, M.D.
Some years ago when transurethral resection for prostatic obstruction was new, an article appeared titled "Transurethral Resection without the Moonlight and Roses," intended to place this then recent innovation in proper perspective. Operations to restore circulation in peripheral arteries occluded by arteriosclerotic disease have now been around long enough so that it should be possible to examine these new procedures objectively without "the moonlight and roses."
Blood vessel anastomosis was described by Alexis Carrel1 in 1902. Arteriography and aortography were standardized by R. Dos Santos2 in 1929. The development of these accurate diagnostic methods made feasible the introduction of endarterectomy
GOLDOWSKY SJ. THE PRESENT STATUS OF PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL RECONSTRUCTION FOR ARTERIOSCLEROSIS OBLITERANS. Ann Intern Med. ;52:268–272. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-1-268_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(1):268-272.
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