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September 29, 1928

Low Blood Pressure: Its Causes and Significance.

JAMA. 1928;91(13):983. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700130061034

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There is as little definite knowledge regarding low blood pressures as there is regarding high pressures, if not less. In this volume an attempt is made to rationalize the important and interesting subject of low arterial pressure and to discuss it from various aspects. The author has thoroughly covered the literature on the subject, although he has missed the work of A. I. Kendall, Ph.D., who has isolated a histamine-like substance from the stools of patients with "gas bacillus colitis," all of whom have relatively or absolutely low pressures. This book on hypopiesis should do much in bringing to the attention of the profession the inadequacy of our knowledge of this subject and the need of further study and investigation of this problem.

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