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September 1914

Blood-Pressure in Medicine and Surgery

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1914;XIV(3):452. doi:10.1001/archinte.1914.00070150165010

At the present time there is no good book on blood-pressure in the English language. Yet the subject is one of vital and pressing interest. One looks with eagerness, therefore, on each new book, hoping that here at last one will find the essential combination of scholarship, clinical experience, and good judgment.

Unfortunately the latest work by Goodman is once more a disappointment. It is a conscientious, though far from complete, compilation of the literature on blood-pressure, but the material is not critically examined. Good, bad and indifferent, old and new articles receive almost equal consideration and (apparently) approval.

The author's own observations on the clinical side of the subject are good so far as they go, but are too few to add much to his summary of others' work.

On page 72 Féré is quoted as saying that attacks of cholera are dangerous to individuals suffering with disease of

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