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Just as the population explosion is a challenge to the capabilities of civilized society, the burgeoning burden of new medical literature is becoming a menace to the profession, threatening to inundate the physician in a tidal wave of new publications of checkered quality. Is there need, therefore, for a new 320-page "Journal"—Cadiovascular Clinics?
I was impressed with the first issue of this proposed series—Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease and must concede that the publication fills a need.
The editor and 26 contributors are veterans in the field and write authoritatively. The content of the 17 chapters is appropriately divided, with concise reviews of the pathophysiology, specific etiologic varieties, treatment, and prognosis of systemic hypertension. There is satisfactory division of responsibility with little repetition—a refreshing contrast to most multiauthored books. The bibliography included with each chapter is ample yet selective and will channel the reader to recent or classical contributions on
Nelson WP. Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease.. Arch Intern Med. 1970;125(4):733. doi:10.1001/archinte.1970.00310040157029