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All the clinical aspects of hypertension from epidemiology to design and conduct of clinical trials are covered here. Although the book was designed for the bedside doctor, only those chapters actually dealing with treatment and diagnostic workup will be useful to the clinician.
The section on epidemiology is too philosophic and puts great emphasis on discussing the random zero and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine sphygmomanometers. The clinician is surely not going to use these instruments in his or her office. Similarly, the chapters on pathogenesis, with emphasis on the adrenal cortex and catecholamines, will not be
The Hypertensive Patient.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:287. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-2-287_1
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