Since the advent of experimental work on hypertension, many noteworthy contributions have been made in this field. This monograph contains the transactions of the first conferences on the factors regulating blood pressure, and its purpose is to evaluate these contributions, to determine what has definitely been established and to clarify all important problems that remain to be pursued.
As the subject would indicate, hypertension may embrace many classifications, such as renal function, fluid balance and regulation of blood pressure under normal and pathologic conditions. Such notable persons as Harry Goldblatt, Arthur Grollman, Stanley E. Bradley and Irvine H. Page contribute greatly to the understanding of these problems, and by informal discussion after each presentation, a critical evaluation of the data is made.
Although no criteria are reached on which to judge the pathogenesis of human hypertension by all the work on experimental renal hypertension, it is felt that great benefit