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The physician's approach to the patient with cerebrovascular disease will depend on his ability to localize significant vascular lesions, his view of pathogenesis of symptoms, his knowledge of natural history of the disease, and the efficacy of various forms of treatment.
The collection of essays edited by Dr. J. A. Gillespie grapples with these questions but, in this reviewer's opinion, fails to provide definitive answers. I hasten to add, however, that definitive answers are simply not available, although many opinions are.
The collection may be analyzed in four parts:
In clinico-anatomic considerations, Crompton's paper on pathologic anatomy is well organized
Extracranial Cerebrovascular Disease and Its Management.. Ann Intern Med. ;73:152–153. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-1-152_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(1):152-153.
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