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Structure and Function of the Circulation

Volume 1

  • Colin J. Schwartz
  • Nicholas T. Werthessen
  • Stewart Wolf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. C. R. S. Harris
    Pages 1-20
  3. Wladimir W. Meyer, S. Zoe Walsh, John Lind
    Pages 95-379
  4. Edward A. Edwards
    Pages 381-424
  5. Henry Haimovici
    Pages 425-485
  6. D. E. Strandness Jr.
    Pages 487-535
  7. Kim Solez, Robert H. Heptinstall
    Pages 631-660
  8. Kim Solez, Robert H. Heptinstall
    Pages 661-727
  9. G. Burnstock, J. H. Chamley, G. R. Campbell
    Pages 729-767
  10. W. Pallie
    Pages 769-803
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 805-819

About this book

Introduction

In order to produce a superior scholarly treatise in bio­ medical science, three important conditions need to be met. First, the subject needs to be of recognized importance and preferably one in which a sizeable volume of new knowledge has been added recently. Second, it needs to be quite evident that the field involved re­ quires much more up-to-date coverage than it has received and third, the choice of the editors and in turn the authors needs to be recognized as outstanding. This major treatise fills these criteria in an admirable way. There are few who would deny the importance of knowledge concerning the circulatory system. This all pervasive system is the route by which virtually all of the cells and tissues of the body receive their nutrition and it is the major route by which metabolic waste products are carried away. Furthermore, the diseases that involve the circulatory system are, by far, the underlying causes of death and morbidity in the largest number of Americans, Western Europeans and several other populations of industrialized nations. Not only is atherosclerosis-induced-ischemic disease of the heart, brain and extremities widespread in these populations but venous occlusive disease also takes a great toll from phlebothrombosis, pulmonary embolism, etc.

Keywords

Embryo brain cells circulation nutrition physiology population structure system tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Colin J. Schwartz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nicholas T. Werthessen
    • 3
    • 4
  • Stewart Wolf
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.University of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Southwest Foundation for Research & EducationSan AntonioUSA
  3. 3.Office of Naval ResearchBostonUSA
  4. 4.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  5. 5.Medical AffairsSt. Luke’s HospitalBethlehemUSA
  6. 6.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  7. 7.Totts Gap InstituteBangorUSA

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