Medicine: High Blood Pressure

For some time physicians have been impressed with the belief that many of the factors causing high blood pressure are hereditary. In 1922, a physician reported a family in which ten of the twelve members had high blood pressure, and in another instance nine members in one family died of hemorrhage of the brain due to high blood pressure. Now Doctors J. P. O'Hare, W. G. Walker and M. C. Vickers of Boston present figures for the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital of that city which indicate that in a large majority of...

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