This book is one of a series of the National Medical Monographs edited by Dr. Morris Fishbein. The other subjects so far discussed in the series are obstetrics, industrial medicine, colitis and diseases of the skin and chest. One gathers that the National Medical Monographs are not unlike similar medical monographic systems that have appeared recently in France and are designed especially to be of use to physicians in this country.
This particular book by Dr. Stieglitz is nice-looking. It slips easily into one's pocket, so that it can be read at odd moments. It is well printed. It is simply written in clear, concise English. The illustrations and diagrams are excellent. The various aspects of normal arterial tension and what is known about the cause and treatment of hypertension and hypotension are intelligently discussed in the light of present knowledge. On the whole, the book should prove a useful