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Who takes care of the patient with aortic dissection? Many people might be involved: emergency room physician, family practitioner, internist, cardiologist, radiologist, vascular surgeon, and maybe even obstetrician, pediatrician, and geneticist. The anatomist, biophysicist, biochemist, and pathologist would also have a legitimate interest in the basic processes that initiate this disease. Clearly, then, a comprehensive monograph on the subject of aortic dissections would be of great value in providing useful information for members of each of these disciplines. Unfortunately, this book is not that monograph.
The problem is not an uncommon one: one or two authors are just not able
Acute Aortic Dissections.. Ann Intern Med. ;83:918. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-6-918_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(6):918.
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