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September 1938

VASCULAR DISEASES: A REVIEW OF SOME OF THE RECENT LITERATURE, WITH A CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE SURGICAL TREATMENT

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO

From the Department of Medicine of Northwestern University Medical School, the Department of Surgery of the University of Illinois College of Medicine and the Circulatory Group of St. Luke's Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;62(3):482-539. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180140129010
Abstract

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.

PHYSIOLOGY  In the annual George E. Brown lecture, Cannon1 reviews the factors affecting vascular tone. The term is used to designate a

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