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December 1961

Management of Hypertensive Disease

Arch Intern Med. 1961;108(6):958-959. doi:10.1001/archinte.1961.03620120142022

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This book is intended to serve as a guide to the practical management of the patient with hypertensive disease. It is written "for the busy physician in practice who wants the latest information..." It is remarkable in many ways. First, it was written by a busy practicing physician, so that the compilation reflects material that over the years has caught his unusually broad interest and his generous estimate of his colleagues' interest. Second, the bibliography extends to 1,622 references. Third, it is printed on a heavy glossy paper, so that illustrations are clear and, in general, well chosen.

The arrangement is a puzzle. It starts, logically, with definitions of types of hypertension, goes on to consider history and physical examination—this includes a rather sketchy review of the fundi and some detail on measuring pressures and also special tests, including even the sodium amobarbital (Amytal) test of fading memory. Hypertensive heart

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