G. W. PICKERING, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.P. (Hon.)
I need hardly stress to you the importance of concepts in medicine. These concepts determine our whole attitude to the management of the disease and thus, in large measure, the fate of our patients. Nevertheless, it is important to realize that concepts of disease are in the nature of scientific hypotheses; they are necessary expedients in the search for knowledge, but they are useful only so long as they accord with the facts. Once they cease so to accord, they should be discarded and replaced by some other idea that does. It is my present purpose to show that the
PICKERING GW. THE CONCEPT OF ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:1153–1160. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-6-1153
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(6):1153-1160.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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