FRANK A. FINNERTY JR., M.D.
In July, 1952, in conjunction with the Obstetric Department, a toxemia clinic was instituted at the District of Columbia General Hospital. A previous report,1 analyzing the first 303 patients, suggested:
1. Differentiation between toxemia of pregnancy and hypertensive vascular disease was apparent by examination of the retina. Regardless of age, blood pressure level, or degree of edema or albuminuria, if a generalized retinal sheen was present (a wet, glistening appearance of the entire retinae), and the retinal arteries were normal, true toxemia existed. If no retinal sheen was present but hypertensive retinopathy was seen, hypertensive vascular disease existed. If both
FINNERTY FA. TOXEMIA OF PREGNANCY AS SEEN BY AN INTERNIST: AN ANALYSIS OF 1,081 PATIENTS12. Ann Intern Med. ;44:358–375. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-2-358
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(2):358-375.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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