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April 10, 1937

La pression moyenne de l'homme: A l'état normal et pathologique

JAMA. 1937;108(15):1293. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780150067029

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This monograph is an exposition of the principles involved in determining the mean pressure in man by the oscillometric method, together with a discussion of its significance in normal and ill individuals. The book is well suited for the reader interested in a fairly succinct exposition of the voluminous work that has appeared in the French literature concerning this method. The first part deals with the theoretical basis of oscillometry, which is by and large an expansion of Marey's law. The complications induced by reflected waves in such a system are considered. The more recent work on this subject is presented as well as the theories that have been proposed recently by various French schools. One is left with the impression that some of the explanations are more complicated than they need to be. The second section deals with methodology and is clear and succinct as regards both the use

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