This is the report of the annual meeting of a council of the American Heart Association, whose special interest is hypertension research. These proceedings represent an account of the meeting held in Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 18 and 19, 1955.
This volume is divided into two sections. The first of these has to do with general problems of the circulation, with special regard to hypertension and pertinent methodology. In this section Stanley E. Bradley writes of the integration of the splanchnic circulation in systemic hemodynamic adjustments; Arthur Grollman comments on the pathogenesis of experimental and clinical hypertensive cardiovascular disease; Albert A. Brust and Eugene B. Ferris report on a long-term study of the varying patterns of blood pressure response to autonomic blockage, and Henry A. Schroeder and H. Mitchell Perry Jr. summarize the case for involvement of trace metals in vascular disease. The second part of these proceedings is made up