Dr Veith indicates that the purpose of "this volume is to provide clinical summaries and analyses of these developments as part of a general overview of the current state of the art in vascular surgery." This goal was admirably achieved by his inviting an impressive group of speakers to present their approaches to the solving of difficult vascular surgical problems.
The text contains 11 sections. The first section contains chapters dealing with "issues" and "advances" in problems of coagulation, intimal hyperplasia, endothelial seeding of vascular grafts, diagnosis related group reimbursements for limb salvage, arterial reconstructions, magnetic resonance, angiography, and the impact of genetic engineering on vascular disorders. Section II contains nine chapters devoted to "progress" in the treatment of lower extremity ischemia. These chapters review the choice of graft materials and the results obtained with their operative techniques, importance of vein graft size, the use of warfarin anticoagulation, the role