DAVID RIESMAN, M.D., Sc.D., F.A.C.P.
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Almost before we were aware of it, a striking innovation appeared in medical nosography and medical practice. A new specialty has developed which was hardly dreamed of three or four years ago—a specialty dealing with diseases of the blood vessels.
In our textbooks the subject of these diseases, particularly insofar as it concerns the arteries, is dealt with largely as static—uninterestingly and briefly. But within an unbelievably short space of time, disease of the blood vessels has become a dynamic, active branch of medicine with a rapidly growing literature of its own. Some may decry such intensive specialization in medicine,
RIESMAN D. VASCULAR CRISES*. Ann Intern Med. 1935;8:1047–1061. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-8-9-1047
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