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This small monograph, the second of a series on the circulation being brought out by the same house, deals exclusively with certain clinical tests of circulatory fitness. Great stress is placed on the behavior of the pulse rate and arterial tension following measured exercise (step climbing) or changes in posture. Many case examples are illustrated by graphs of these responses to exertion. About ten pages is devoted to discussion of the significance of the QRS electrocardiographic complex. The clinical signs observed in certain groups of disturbances are described and considered in the last section of the book. For example, the circulatory responses in thyrotoxicosis, hypertensive disease, hypotension, angina pectoris, postinfectious asthenia and obesity are described in considerable detail. One is conscious of a tendency to stress the significance of numerically measured reactions to effort rather than the broad clinical impression. This is in sharp contrast to the fundamental teachings of
Regulationsprüfung des Kreislaufs: Funktionelle Differentialdiagnose von Herz- und Gefässtörungen. JAMA. 1938;111(5):474. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790310096038