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December 1946

An Introduction to Essential Hypertension.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1946;78(6):772. doi:10.1001/archinte.1946.00220060145009

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The author of this attractively printed volume has attempted to present concisely the present conception of hypertension. He has succeeded admirably. There is occasional evidence of attempts to define the undefinable, but the attempts are good. The author presents no original work but digests evidence which has been presented by others. It is a very satisfactory digest which is characterized by forthright and forceful statements and conclusions. It is improbable that the physician whose interest in the subject is solely in the treatment of patients with hypertension will derive any more benefit from the volume than from standard textbooks. However, the student, both undergraduate and graduate, teachers and all physicians with curiosity about problems in fundamentals of disease can read it with profit. The author has placed a string through a labyrinth. With it as a guide, the reader can avoid the confusion which is ordinarily his lot when he

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