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The growing recognition of the importance of the early diagnosis and subsequent treatment of hypertension as a means of preventing cardiovascular complications makes this reprint from The New England Journal of Medicine very timely. It is divided into five brief but well organized chapters: "The Risk of Hypertension," "Factors in the Development of Primary Hypertension," "Results of Antihypertensive Therapy," "Antihypertensive Drugs," and "The Use of Combined Drug Therapy." The 103-page text is supported by 283 carefully selected bibliographic references.
This is an outstanding contribution among publications created to summarize a particular field. The authors were able to blend important but
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Medical Management of Primary Hypertension.. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:129. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-1-129_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(1):129.
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