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August 7, 1948

Blood Pressure nd I[ill]s Disorders Including Angina Pectoris

JAMA. 1948;137(15):1345. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890490073041

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Abstract

The first edition was unenthusiastically reviewed in The Journal, Dec. 23, 1944. One hundred and fifty-eight pages and sixty-four illustrations have been added to the second edition. Like the first, it deals principally with tonoscillography. As such it seems adequate in technical detail and may be of value to students of this method. As a clinical text on circul[ill]tory disease it is unpardonable. To describe the syndrome of malignant hypertension as "capillaritis generalis" and to illustrate it from the detailed case history of Colonel N, noting through several pages, such irrelevancies as his blood count, the straw color of his urine and the mucoid cloud it formed on standing; to make a plate of his altogether undistinguished electrocardiogram (leads 1, 2 and 3), indicating it as typical of the disease, and then to ascribe his illness to the "festering of a war wound" is gibberish. Postprandial angina pectoris does not

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