ROBERT W. BUCK, M.D.
We are able to treat successfully such diseases as syphilis, allergic asthma or congestive heart failure because we have a good deal of accurate knowledge concerning their etiology and pathology; in the case of other conditions such as scurvy, malaria or pernicious anemia the lack of such knowledge did not prevent the discovery of a specific cure. Essential hypertension belongs to a third group of clinical entities, the etiology and pathology of which remain to a considerable extent obscure and for which there is no specific treatment. Fortunately perhaps, our profession has never permitted a deficiency in its knowledge of
BUCK RW. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: THE CLASS METHOD IN THE TREATMENT OF ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:514–518. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-3-514
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(3):514-518.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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