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"To be truly comprehensive nowadays is to be tedious and dull." Thus, Dr. Pickering begins his new and vastly improved edition of the work first published 13 years ago.
The second edition opens with discussions of the physicochemical, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence arterial pressure, emphasizing once again the absence of any natural basis upon which to dichotomize patients into "normal" and "hypertensive" subgroups. A major expansion in this new edition is concerned with Dr. Pickering's recent thoughts into the nature of the three forms of arterial disease which affect individuals with elevated arterial pressure (fibrinoid necrosis, miliary cerebral
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High Blood Pressure.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;71:227. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-1-227_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(1):227.
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