W. W. HERRICK, M.D.
When discussion is undertaken of the prognosis or treatment of any pathologic state, the etiology of which is unknown, difficulties are at once met. To this rule arterial hypertension is no exception and more than one competent observer has stated that its satisfactory prognosis cannot be made. Such an attitude of avoidance, while safe, is for the clinician most unsatisfactory and in certain kinds of practical work intolerable. Is it necessary? It is the writer's opinion that experience has reached a point at which one may profitably attempt to set down in a concise way what has practical bearing on
HERRICK WW. Factors in the Prognosis of High Blood Pressure(Factors in the Prognosis of High Blood Pressure*). Ann Intern Med. 1929;3:467–477. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-5-467
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;3(5):467-477.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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