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April 27, 1940

Cardiovascular-Renal Disease: A Clinicopathologic Correlation Study Emphasizing the Importance of Ophthalmoscopy Based on Material Awarded the Frank Billings Gold Medal at the Scientific Exhibit of the Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, San Francisco, June, 1938

JAMA. 1940;114(17):1691. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810170087026

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A book of such composite authorship really should be reviewed by a committee of one pathologist, one internist, one ophthalmologist, a referee and a timekeeper. It comprises a "clinicopathologic correlation study of cardiovascular renal disease, emphasizing the importance of ophthalmoscopy, and is based on the material that was exhibited at the A. M. A. meeting in 1938 and awarded the gold medal." There are five main parts dealing respectively with hypertensive cardiovascular renal disease, essential hypertension, senile atherosclerosis, nephritis and nephrosis. These are followed by a short chapter concerned with the laboratory aspect of the various conditions, and finally an extensive bibliographic chapter that includes practical laboratory tests and graphic analyses. The text is well written, at times in a somewhat colloquial manner, and is poignantly illustrated by comprehensive case reports. All the illustrations are original and consist of either necropsy material or fundus photographs of the reported cases. As

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