EDGAR V. ALLEN, M.D.
In 1855 Addison described a clinical syndrome due to disease of the suprarenal glands. In his description there is a hint of the physiologic relationship between these glands and the cardio-vascular system; for he found "the pulse, perhaps, large but remarkably soft and compressible" and "remarkable feebleness of the heart's action." In the opening paragraph of his thesis Addison said in part, "The functions of the suprarenal capsules are almost or altogether unknown" and "I am not aware that any modern authority has ventured to assign to them any special function or influence whatever."
In the seventy-three years that have
ALLEN EV. The Suprarenal Glands and Hypertension:: A Study of the Veins Within the Suprarenal Glands*. Ann Intern Med. 1929;3:153–174. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-3-2-153
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;3(2):153-174.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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