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 History of Vascular Surgery

The history of vascular surgery is rich with world recognized vascular surgeons and progressive associations that have led to exceptional advances to treat vascular disease patients. View a brief history.


The following books and articles provide useful information on the history of the development of vascular surgery.

  1. Rob CG A History of arterial surgery.  Arch Surg 1972;105:821-823
  2. Rob CG.  The classics of vascular surgery
  3. Dale WA.  The beginnings of vascular surgery.  Surgery 1974;76:849-866
  4. Dale WA (author), Johnson G (editor), DeWeese JA (editor).  Band of brothers: Creators of modern vascular surgery.  George Johnson and James DeWeese, 1996
  5. Friedman SG.  A History of vascular surgery, 2nd ed.  Malden MA: Blackwell-Futura, 2005
  6. Barker WF.  Clio chirurgica: The arteries.  Austin TX: R.G. Landes Co., 1992
  7. Szilagyi, DE.  A brief account of the long life of D.Emerick Szilagyi, MD.  Evanston IL: Greenwood Academic, 2008
  8. Cohn I.  Rudolph Matas: A biography of one of the great pioneers in surgery.  New York: Doubleday & Co. Inc., 1960

Posted September 2011

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