This publication is a series of reports of work in progress by outstanding investigators in this country. It is primarily concerned with the further study of the humoral and chemical factors in the regulation of blood pressure. These studies are directed toward a clarification of the mechanisms involved in the production of experimental renal hypertension and of so-called essential and malignant hypertension in man.
The book contains nine papers which were read at the Second Conference on "Factors Regulating Blood Pressure," sponsored by Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. Participating in the conference were Frank Fremont-Smith, medical director of the foundation, and Harry Goldblatt, chairman of the conference. The other participants were Ephraim Shorr, Stanley E. Bradley, Lewis Dexter, William Dock, Thomas F. Dougherty, F. W. Dunihue, William Goldring, Arthur Grollman, O. M. Helmer, Robert Loeb, Abraham Mazur, Eric Ogden, Jean Oliver, Norman S. Olsen, Irvine H. Page, George Perera, Henry A.