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Varicose Veins and Telangiectasias: Diagnosis and Treatment

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6924.348a (Published 29 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:348
  1. A Marston

    Ed John Bergen, Mitchell P Goldman Quality Medical Publishing, pp 448 ISBN 0-942219-44-9

    Snobbery is not confined to people; it applies to ideas as well. There is a sort of pecking order in disease processes, so that organ transplantation, separation of Siamese twins, and massive surgery for cancer are all among the aristocracy whereas chiropody and psychogeriatrics are not. Despite their frequency and social consequences, and the distress and discomfort they cause to a great number of people, venous disorders of the leg have until recently ranked very low indeed. At one famous hospital where I used to work the varicose vein clinic was by tradition given to the most junior …

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