J. M. BLACKFORD, M.D., F.A.C.P.; J. N. WILKINSON, M.D.
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Hypertension has been the subject of hundreds of articles and a considerable number of books during the last twenty years. Cardiovascular consultants and insurance companies have furnished most that is written on end results.
Actuarial experience gives an extremely gloomy picture of the outlook for hypertension. Insurance records are based, however, on approximately 90 per cent males and exclude, for manifest reasons, all hypertension cases discovered at the time of examination. Cardiovascular consultants see chiefly cases who are sick with circulatory disturbances and hence see a more or less selected group of patients. We have been able to find no
BLACKFORD JM, WILKINSON JN. Hypertension12: A Study of Two Hundred Two Cases Followed for an Average of Ten Years—With Remarks on Causes and Treatment.. Ann Intern Med. ;6:54–59. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-1-54
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(1):54-59.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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