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October 26, 1935

Abnormal Arterial Tension

JAMA. 1935;105(17):1376. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760430066032

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In this little volume the author succeeds in covering a good deal of ground, even if he does not go into considerable detail. He discusses the methods of taking blood pressure measurements and their symptoms. The factors that alter blood pressure within normal variations and cause elevation or depression are considered fairly well under various headings. It is interesting to note that in the discussion of the symptoms of hypertension the author classifies them as cardiac, neurologic and renal. He succeeds fairly well in giving an acceptable description of the subject. Coronary sclerosis he considers as part of chronic hypertension. Under the subject of acute hypotension the author has an opportunity to describe the condition of shock. The states of chronic hypotension, as Addison's disease and those resulting from disturbed nutritional states or chronic infections, are given some space. The subjects of prognosis and treatment are fairly good. There are

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