October 1981

Hypertension in Children and Adolescents,

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics UCLA School of Medicine Room 22-404 CHS Los Angeles, CA 90024


by Giorgio Giovanneli, Maria I. New, and Sergio Gorini, 345 pp, 97 illus, $39, New York, Raven Press, 1981.

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(10):976. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130340078029

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The material in this book is derived from presentations made at an international symposium on juvenile hypertension held in Italy in 1979. The contents consist of contributions by more than 100 internationally recognized experts in the field. In fact, the title of the contributor list could well read "Who's Who in the World of Juvenile Hypertension."

The subject matter is divided into six major sections: (1) a discussion of the magnitude of the problem, (2) related aspects of blood pressure in childhood, (3) pathophysiology of juvenile hypertension, (4) clinical aspects of juvenile hypertension, (5) therapy for hypertension, and (6) a series of brief communications of unrelated specific topics.

The publishers earn high praise for the easily readable print, as well as for reproduction of illustrations and photographs, which clearly reflect a high level of expertise. However, the 19 blank pages, most of which are interspersed throughout the text and are

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