PAUL D. WHITE, F.A.C.P.
In 1892, fifty-five years ago, William Osler,1 in the first edition of his noted textbook on The Principles and Practice of Medicine, had the following advice to give concerning Bright's disease, with particular reference to cases with "persistent high tension."
"Treatment. Patients without local indications or in whom the condition has been accidentally discovered should so regulate their lives as to throw the least possible strain upon heart, arteries, and kidneys. A quiet life without mental worry, with gentle but not excessive exercise, and residence in an equable climate, should be recommended. In addition they should be told to keep
WHITE PD. THE MANAGEMENT OF HYPERTENSION1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:740–748. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-5-740
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(5):740-748.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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