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The appearance of a treatise on arteriosclerosis is heartening, for to most of us (and this includes physicians as well as laymen) arteriosclerosis usually means senescence or the end of things. Therefore to have a comprehensive survey of the problem is a matter of congratulation. It is worthy of note that this research should have been initiated by a foundation, in this instance the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The editing was in the capable hands of Edmund V. Cowdry, who was chairman of the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council when this survey was undertaken.
The objectives of the contributors were: (1) to determine the data concerning arteriosclerosis which may be regarded as established and their interrelation, (2) to discover and to formulate definitely the principal problems awaiting solution and (3) to suggest the best means of attacking them. The editor has wisely selected contributions from scientists