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Management of Arterial Hypertension: A Practical Guide for the Physician and Allied Health Workers.

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By Gross F., Pisa Z., Strasser T., Zanchetti A.. . 72 pages. World Health Organization; , Geneva: , 1985.. $5.50 plus $1.50 postage and handling (paperback).

Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(1):159-160. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-105-1-159
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The distinguished authors have undertaken the formidable task of distilling the mass of knowledge on and experience with hypertension, a major health problem throughout the world, into a much-needed manual of 11 brief chapters on blood pressure measurement and hypertension detection, assessment, and treatment. Special aspects of care in children, the elderly, and during pregnancy are discussed, and public health aspects of hypertension are also reviewed. This worthwhile book is, unfortunately, flawed by a disappointing lack of careful finishing.

The effort to be brief yet comprehensive creates a palpable strain. Some flow charts and tables appear contrived. Brevity makes the


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