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The magnitude of the public health problem of hypertension combined with the recent emphasis on widespread detection programs and public education will increase the number of patients with hypertension that the physician sees as well as the patient's knowledge about the disease.
Every physician ought to spend the few hours required to read and study this excellent review and synthesis of the recent literature of hypertension. This easily read distillation of complex investigative studies provides a bridge between the investigator in hypertension and the practitioner.
The epidemiology, pathophysiology, and therapy of essential and secondary hypertension are concisely but thoroughly reviewed.
Clinical Hypertension.. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:276. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-2-276_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(2):276.
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