During the past year few basically new contributions have been made to the literature in this field, although there has been considerable elaboration in detail of lines of investigation previously established. Progress may be reported in the study of the formation of the pressor substance of the kidney and the conditions governing its action. Antipressor substances are described and their therapeutic possibilities considered. The possibilities and limitations of surgical intervention in various ways in the treatment of hypertension may be more accurately evaluated. Improvements in the management and chemotherapy of infections of the kidneys and the urinary passages offer hope of preventing many of the disastrous cardiovascular and renal sequelae of such infections, both in pregnant and in nonpregnant women. Considerable progress continues to be made in the investigation of normal renal function and the extension of this study into the field of pathologic physiology, thus laying the groundwork for
McCANN WS. BRIGHT'S DISEASE: A REVIEW OF RECENT LITERATURE. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(3):680–703. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200030210016
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