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Management of Essential Hypertension: The Once-A-Day Era

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Third edition. Edited by McMahon F. Gilbert. . 684 pages. Futura Publishing Company, Inc., Mount Kisco, New York: , 1990.. $59.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(1):99. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-114-1-99_1
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Reflecting the current trends in the treatment of hypertension, the theme of the new edition of this popular book is the "once-a-day era," whereas that of the previous edition was the "low-dose era." The book is very clinically oriented and does not discuss causes or theories of essential or experimental hypertension. For those interested in these aspects, other books are available for consultation.

The book discusses the mode of action, dosology, and side effects of currently approved antihypertensive drugs and also of those still in the experimental stage. In addition, it provides a good background on the use of each


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