HIROTOSHI HASHIMOTO; KEIJI AKATSUKA; ICHIRO TSUJII; HAJIME SHIRAISHI
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Cadbury,1 Cruickshank,3 Kilborn,12 and others have called attention to the fact that the average blood pressure of the Chinese is lower than the average of Occidentals, the difference being about 10 mm. of mercury. Foster6 found, in his experience, that hypertension is rare in the Chinese. He found about 20 patients whose systolic blood pressures were more than 160 mm., among about 4000 patients examined on the medical service of the Hunan-Yale Hospital. Harris9 was of a similar opinion concerning the incidence of hypertension in Chinese. Foster6 and Tung18 reported that the blood pressures of Occidentals, mostly Americans, living in
HASHIMOTO H, AKATSUKA K, TSUJII I, SHIRAISHI H. THE INCIDENCE OF HYPERTENSION AMONG URBAN JAPANESE1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:615–624. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-5-615
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(5):615-624.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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