Of the several books recently published on arterial hypertension, this one best fulfils the requirements of a general practitioner. A comprehensive study of arterial hypertension is presented with a minimum of theoretic detail. In their approach to the problem, the authors aim to study the patient as a whole, rather than to concentrate on hypertension by itself. They develop this idea in a manner which shows that they understand hypertension, the natural history of the disease, the intricate mechanisms involved and the psychic as well as the somatic reactions of the patient.
The book is divided into five sections: Sections I and II take up the definition and classification of hypertension and some phases of the examination of the patient. Sections III and IV include studies of the circulation, particularly the renal and the coronary circulation, and a clinical study of the heart and the kidneys in essential hypertension. Treatment,