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October 1962

Problems of Blood Pressure in Childhood.

Am J Dis Child. 1962;104(4):435. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080030437019

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Many clinical disciplines must concern themselves with the measurement of arterial blood pressure and the interpretation of such measurements under the peculiarly difficult conditions of early life. They will all find this monograph entirely worthy of their attention. The authors have reviewed their own extensive experience concisely and with a clarity of style which makes the volume enjoyable as well as profitable reading. A readily understood clinical perspective is preserved throughout.

Depth is added by including a brief historical review, sections on instrumentation and techniques, and some rather speculative physiologic interpretations. The simplicity preserved in many of the explanatory and descriptive sections contributes much to their excellence. The necessary statistical analyses will tax the clinically trained reader at times, and the reviewer is included. An exhaustive review has not been intended, but the authors have turned to the literature freely, acknowledging differences between their own results and those in other

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