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April 1950

The Renal Origin of Hypertension.

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By Harry Goldblatt, M.D., C.M. Price, $2.75. Pp. 128, with 388 illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1948.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;85(4):725-726. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230100182013

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This is a worth while monograph. One of its best features is the complete summarization of the work done by the author. It gives him an opportunity to correct impressions made by inaccurate quotations which have been frequent. There is also a thorough survey of other work done in this field particularly by the Argentine workers and by Page and his collaborators. Unfortunately, a bibliography is not included, and reference must be made to a similar article in Physiological Reviews. Since this publication is chiefly a review of the field, it would seem wiser to have included the complete bibliography in the bound copy. The monograph is written with some bias which might be misleading. There is a fairly continuous defense of the theory which states that hypertensive vascular disease is renal in origin. Such an approach is justified only when full statement of opposing evidence is included; this has

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