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October 13, 1923

Modern Aspects of the Circulation in Health and Disease.

JAMA. 1923;81(15):1305. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650150059033

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The first of the three sections of this book presents the most modern conceptions as to how the circulation is maintained in health and disease. The second deals with the various instruments and procedures that are available for studying the circulation in man. In the third section an effort is made to correlate the data obtained by experimental investigation of abnormal conditions in the laboratory, with the results derived from the application of instrumental methods at the bedside and then to relate these, in turn, with the simpler signs and symptoms of the clinic. When we say that the last section is the weakest of the three, it does not imply that it is poor. It is poor only by comparison with the unusual excellence of the earlier chapters. Wiggers is at his best in discussing the physiologic, physical and mechanical questions involved in the circulation. To one interested in

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