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October 1940

Cardiovascular-Renal Disease.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;24(4):854. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00870040240027

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This book presents a clinicopathologic correlation study emphasizing the importance of ophthalmoscopy and is based on material exhibited at the eighty-ninth annual session of the American Medical Association in San Francisco in 1938. This exhibit received the Frank Billings' Gold Medal. The study is the combined work of the departments of pathology (Smith, Kronzelmann and Gault), of medicine (Weiss) and of ophthalmology (Lillie) at Temple University, Philadelphia.

This correlation of available information on cardiovascular-renal disease must be greeted as a step forward and in the right direction and as a means of advancing the knowledge of important problems in medicine. It emphasizes the close relation between the various branches of medicine, a point which cannot be too often insisted on. It is fortunate that at Temple University a group was found interested enough to work out this problem.

The subject matter is considered under the following chapter headings : I, "Hypertensive

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