The preface of this book on arterial hypertension is written by Vaquez. The famous French clinician expresses admiration for the courage of the author in assembling the mass of data on hypertension. It must have taken enormous patience, effort and time to have collected what amounts to the world's literature on blood pressure. The citations are often lengthy and verbatim, adding considerable bulk to the volume but serving the purpose of quoting the authors so well as scarcely to require further reference to the original articles. Every section of this book begins with a complete review of the literature, even to the finest ramifications of the topic under discussion, and is then followed by the author's modestly expressed personal experience and critical considerations. As a result of this uniform procedure, there is a certain monotony.
The first part is devoted to the physiology of blood pressure. Of all the factors