The authors are well qualified to write a book on hypertension and hypertensive disease. They possess abundant clinical experience and are thoroughly familiar with the fundamental research work which has contributed so greatly to the recent advances in the study of hypertension.
During the past ten years, the progress made in the knowledge of hypertension and especially of hypertensive disease has resulted from a combined study of clinical work and laboratory research. The newer methods employed to investigate the changes both in renal function and in renal hemodynamics are intricate and may be confusing to any one unacquainted with them. However, the authors have explained these newer procedures in an adequate and simple manner.
The main part of the book deals with the evolution of the functional changes in the course of hypertension and hypertensive disease. The authors' concept of the genesis of hypertension, with special reference to the role