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November 1956

Hypertension: A Manual for Patients with High Blood Pressure.

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Edition 2. By Irvine H. Page, A.B., M.D. Price, $3. Pp. 109, with 8 illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 201-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1956.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;98(5):675-676. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250290135022

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After many printings and one revision of the first edition of this volume, the second edition has been published. It is a small book, written for the layman interested in information about high blood pressure. It is specifically designed to acquaint the hypertensive patient with various examinations, his disease, and its treatment. The relationship of atherosclerosis to hypertension is also considered.

Dr. Page's interests and original work in the field of hypertension make him well qualified to discuss the problems of hypertension and to interpret them for patients. His explanations of complex facts and concepts are clear. His discussion of methods of management of hypertension is reasonable and not apt to cause confusion in the minds of patients given different advice. Newer methods of therapy, including the ganglionic blocking agents, are reviewed. Reasonable but not unbridled optimism is the keynote of the section on therapy. Logically, the book concludes with

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