June 1955

Proceedings of the Annual Meetings: Council for High Blood Pressure Research, American Heart Association.

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By 12 collaborators. Price, $1.75. Pp. 113, with 30 illustrations. American Heart Association, 44 East 23rd Street, New York 10, 1953.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;95(6):875-876. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250120111022

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This report on the proceedings of the annual meeting of the council for high blood pressure research contains five scientific reports on atherosclerosis and one on experimental hypertension. In addition, there are six reports to the public audience concerning hypertension, arteriosclerosis and its complications, and rheumatic and congenital heart disease and heart surgery.

Under scientific reports, Gould covers cholesterol synthesis in the body as determined by studies using tagged carbon, tagged cholesterol, and tagged sodium acetate. Interchange of cholesterol between liver and plasma, extra hepatic tissues and plasma, and red cells and plasma, as well as the effect of cholesterol in the diet, were studied in dogs and rats.

In a second scientific paper Dr. Lena Lewis describes a method using a density of 1.21 for studying the electrophoretic pattern of alpha and beta lipoproteins. Normal subjects, hypertensive humans, hypertensive dogs, adrenalectomized dogs, and species notably susceptible to arteriosclerosis were

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