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It is important for the physician to translate necessary information concerning disease to the patient in a logical manner so that treatment seems reasonable and is acceptable. There is greater need for more detailed information about many chronic illnesses than the ordinary doctor has time to give to his patient or the local newspaper has space to print. Thus, in recent years pamphlets and paperbound books written for the patient on these subjects have become very popular. Several good books on the topic of hypertension have appeared in the recent past. One of the best, written with assurance and authority by Irvine Page, is entitled, "Hypertension: A Manual for Patients with High Blood Pressure," and was published in 1956. Since its publication, several new drugs have been introduced which have changed treatment for hypertension, and for this reason a new book is welcome.
Dr. Mozes' book is written in a
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