GEORGE C. HALE
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Arterial hypertension, according to the dictionary, means abnormally high blood pressure. Now the original comprehension of the term, blood pressure, was the pressure of the blood upon the arterial wall such as would be recorded by a canula inserted into an artery and attached to a manometer. This is not practical from the clinical point of view, and as the possibility of error in the estimation of this pressure by the clinician's finger was great, the sphygmomanometer, or blood pressure apparatus with which we are all familiar, was introduced and has come to be a part of almost every physician's
HALE GC. Arterial Hypertension1. Ann Intern Med. ;3:478–482. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-5-478
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;3(5):478-482.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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