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August 21, 1937

Pathologie und Therapie des peripheren Kreislaufes

JAMA. 1937;109(8):614. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780340070036

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This is a collection of lectures by ten German authorities on circulatory disturbances. The subjects discussed are the anatomy and pathogenesis of disturbances of the arterial tension, the physiology of vasodilator substances, a clinical consideration of hypertensive arterial disease, surgical therapy of hypertension, the rôle of the veins in the regulation of the circulation, the pharmacology of hypertensive disease, the therapy at spas and baths, the pathology of hypertensive disease and a summary of present-day therapeutic measures. The lectures are carefully prepared and well worth study by those with especial interest in the problems of abnormal arterial tension. No attempt was made to include any discussion of the literature; the lectures apparently represent the personal views of the writers. Although little that is new or particularly constructive was found, the volume is an excellent summary of present-day German thought. Because the lectures were given at Spa Oeynhausen, there is naturally

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