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November 18, 1983


Author Affiliations

Newton Lower Falls, Mass

JAMA. 1983;250(19):2702. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340190094045

There is probably no disease entity that has engaged the attention of so many diverse disciplines as arterial hypertension has during the previous decade. Many reviews, conference proceedings, and textbooks have been published in recent years dealing with aspects of the broad subject of hypertension. Often these publications focus on limited facets of the subject or address a particular constituency in the "hypertension community." Any new book on this subject must find its place on an already overcrowded bookshelf.

The new volume Hypertension, edited by Sleight and Freis, represents a collection of reviews by distinguished investigators from many countries. The reviews vary in quality. Most are compact, lucid, reasonably brief, and well illustrated with appropriate tables and figures. For the medical research community, they represent excellent "state-of-the-art" communications among many of the scientific disciplines most concerned with the pathogenesis of hypertension. Each chapter is a self-contained review. Some deserve to