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July 30, 1910

Heart Disease, Blood-Pressure and the Nauheim-Schott Treatment.

JAMA. 1910;55(5):424-425. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330050062032

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This edition differs from its predecessors chiefly in its consideration of the so-called Schott or Nauheim treatment. This is briefly considered, both as it is carried out at Nauheim and as it may be practiced in other places. The technic of the resistance movements is made plain by figures with good descriptive text.

The rest of the book is much the same as in the second edition, which has been previously noticed. It is in no sense a treatise on heart disease or blood-pressure—in fact, makes no claim to be such—but contains rather the personal views of the author on some of the questions pertaining to these conditions. Emphasis is laid on the importance of the peripheral vessels in the production of permanently high blood-pressure; and the influence of mental hyperactivity and of the strenuous life in ultimately leading—through peripheral vascular contraction and overwork of the heart—to high blood-

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