V. C. ROWLAND, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It is extraordinary, in view of the available facts, that the profession has so largely ignored the therapeutic possibilities of diet and weight control in certain forms of hypertension associated with plethora and gastrointestinal and nervous symptoms.
By way of introduction, a brief reference to the literature of hypertension will be of interest.
From the time of George Johnson in 1868, and of Gull and Sutton in 1872, the subject of vascular disease has been continuously studied, and approached mainly from the pathological viewpoint. After much controversy as to the characteristic changes in the intima and media, there seems to
ROWLAND VC. The Dietetic Control of Some Forms of Hypertension and the Associated Gastrointestinal and Nervous Symptoms1. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:971–981. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-8-971
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(8):971-981.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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