EDGAR A. HINES JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Even before facilities were available for measuring the blood pressure it was observed that vascular disease occurred with unusual frequency among members of some families. In 1769, Morgagni recorded cases of apoplexy and said that he believed the condition was influenced by hereditary factors in these cases because many near relatives of the patients had been afflicted with a similar ailment. In 1872, Gull and Sutton reported a group of cases of chronic interstitial nephritis and expressed the opinion that the disease in these cases was due to an arteriocapillary fibrosis throughout the body rather than the result of a
HINES EA. THE HEREDITARY FACTOR IN ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION1. Ann Intern Med. 1937;11:593–601. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-4-593
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(4):593-601.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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