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November 2, 1957

Mechanisms of Hypertension with a Consideration of Atherosclerosis

JAMA. 1957;165(9):1218. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980270128042

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Abstract

Investigators rarely set forth current working hypotheses, however ingenious, in a monograph or supplement the available pertinent data with information of widely varying revelance. The result, in this case, is a complex and unusual book. It will be useful only to those who are able to evaluate critically the evidence behind the author's concepts of hypertension and atherosclerosis. He assumes these to be diseases of Western civilization and attributable in part to accumulations in certain enzyme systems of toxic trace elements, particularly cadmium. The arrangements of the bibliography and of some of the tabular material, as well as the obscurity of many sentences, indicates carelessness in editing. All in all, this is an interesting reference book, but it does little to inform the practicing physician or cardiogolist.

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