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October 1934

Die Tonuskrankheiten des Herzens und der Gefässe.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1934;54(4):657. doi:10.1001/archinte.1934.00160160176013

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This monograph deals with various problems concerned in the regulation of blood pressure. After an introductory chapter, hypertension is discussed at considerable length. The author recognizes two kinds of hypertension: transitory hypertension from vascular spasm and permanent hypertension in part due to heredity and in part acquired, as time goes on, from a variety of causes. He gives an excellent description of the changes which may occur from hypertension in the large vessels, in the retinal vessels and in the capillaries and discusses methods of treatment, using illustrative reports of cases to enliven his thesis.

Hypotension is taken up in much the same manner. Hypotension is considered as being either congenital or acquire; what may be done in the treatment of low blood pressure is described.

The book is interestingly put together and is written from a combined clinical, pathologic and physiologic point of view. It contains an excellent list

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