JOHN Q. GRIFFITH JR.; RALPH JONES, M.D.
Fouts and Page1 were unable to produce arterial hypertension in two dogs poisoned with lead, and expressed doubt that lead was ever a cause of hypertension in man. Griffith and Lindauer,2 however, were able to produce arterial hypertension in rats chronically poisoned with lead and this has been confirmed by Diaz-Rivera and Horn.3 In the case here reported it is believed that chronic lead poisoning offers the best explanation for both the hypertension and the final fatal outcome.
On February 16, 1943, a white girl, 20 years of age, was admitted to the medical ward of the Hospital
GRIFFITH JQ, JONES R. CHRONIC LEAD POISONING AND HYPERTENSION, WITH DEATH RESULTING FROM PERITONITIS; REPORT OF A CASE. Ann Intern Med. ;28:187–190. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-1-187
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(1):187-190.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hypertension.
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