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December 1954

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting: Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association, 1953.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1954;94(6):1047. doi:10.1001/archinte.1954.00250060181015

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This interesting book is a collection of five excellent papers summarizing recent investigative work. These are "The Anterior Pituitary and Adrenal Cortex in Experimental Hypertension," "The Role of Renin in Experimental Hypertension," "Blood Pressure Regulatory Mechanisms and Salt-Water Exchanges," "The Changing Patterns of Sodium Metabolism in Hypertension," and "Electrolyte Participation in Human Hypertension." All of these are thought-provoking and undoubtedly add additional knowledge to the perplexing problem of human essential hypertension. They contribute nothing to the present clinical management of hypertension, although a simple salt-loading test to determine those persons who may respond to treatment is proposed. This book is highly recommended to those interested in research in the field of hypertension, whether they are actively engaged in research or are practicing clinicians.

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