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September 8, 1934

Les traitements de l'hypertension artérielle

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Par Maurice Roch, professeur de clinique médicale à la Faculté de Genève. Paper. Price, 20 francs. Pp. 148. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(10):779. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750360055031

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This small, highly condensed monograph is one of a series on medical and surgical practice. It is clearly and concisely written and briefly covers the field designated by the title. All the more recent and important of the almost innumerable therapeutic measures in hypertensive disease are mentioned and an attempt is made to evaluate their worth. The critical discussion, however, is not as broad or as inclusive as one might wish. The plan and style are logical and simple. The work is an excellent summary of existing methods of therapy; there is perhaps a natural overemphasis of the choline derivatives and surgical sympathectomy. This is not surprising in view of the many French studies concerning these two lines of therapeutic attack. The bibliography is not voluminous but appears to be well chosen and contains more references to the American literature than is usual with work from the continent. The discussion

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