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The proceedings of the second meeting of the German Society for the Study of the Circulation seem to justify its establishment as a separate group with not only a specialized interest in a limited field, but broad contacts in many related fields because of the universal importance of the circulation in health and disease. For these reasons the various articles should prove of interest to the general internist, the cardiologist and the physiologist. Thus, there are papers on arteriosclerosis and old age, vascular damage by irradiated ergosterol, the cardiac output in hypertension, effects on blood pressure of obstruction of the external carotids in rabbits, rhythmic volume changes of vascular origin in the rabbit's ear, the physical registration of heart murmurs, the pathogenesis and treatment of edema, historical review of the use of digitalis as a diuretic, to mention only the most representative topics. This publication is a fitting addition to
Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft FÜR Kreislaufforschung: II. Tagung.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;46(1):164. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140130171015