In the past year the importance of general involvement in the course of vascular diseases has been emphasized by a number of writers. In association with this idea, primary vascular hypertension has been occupying a much larger place in investigative interest. For this reason a brief résumé of some of the work on this subject will be included in this review.
No attempt will be made to discuss all the papers which have been published, but certain ones have been selected which seem to be contributions to the knowledge of vascular diseases. In some instances material has been included which has been covered, at least in part, in previous reviews. This has been done because the subject seems to bear the emphasis of repetition without becoming commonplace.
In the annual George E. Brown lecture, Cannon1 reviews the factors affecting vascular tone. The term is used to designate a
SCUPHAM GW, de TAKÁTS G, VAN DELLEN TR, BECK WC. VASCULAR DISEASES: A REVIEW OF SOME OF THE RECENT LITERATURE, WITH A CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE SURGICAL TREATMENT. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;62(3):482–539. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180140129010
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