GEORGE A. PERERA, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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In this issue of the Annals are found three provocative papers dealing with essential hypertension. Each contributor raises a different question; each answer is itself subject to question. Perhaps more than anything else, these manuscripts serve to illustrate that it is a legitimate function to arouse curiosity, although not always to satisfy it.
Sir Robert Platt provokes us in a most interesting fashion with his "tentative" conclusion that essential hypertension is a hereditary disorder. But has he distinguished genetic inheritance clearly from what may be merely a familial concentration? This is a vital point. The appropriateness of a continuing search
PERERA GA. The Question of Hypertension. Ann Intern Med. ;55:169. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-1-169
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(1):169.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Infectious Disease, Nephrology.
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