Excerpt from The American Therapist, Vol. 1: A Monthly Record of Modern Therapeutics; July, 1892, to 1893
Professor Clinical Medicine N. Y. Post-graduate Medical School, Physician to The Presbyterian Hospital, etc.
There is scarcely any other function of the body so much under the control of therapeutic agents as that of the vaso motor system. We have the choice among a large number of efficient reme dies for either increasing or diminishing vascular tension, and it is very rarely that we need fail entirely to attain the object in view by the use of single medicines or judicious combinations.
While I do not wish to imply that these agents have been undervalued, it seems to me that sufficient account has not been taken of the mechanical conditions which so often determine their usefulness.
When we consider What a wonderful system of checks and balances is pre sented by the vaso-motor function we are prepared to appreciate on the one hand what may be the effect of a local derange ment of this function, and on the other the possibilities Opened to us by our thera peutie resources.
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