Circulation: Cadmium & Blood Pressure

"I may be wrong," the distinguished physiologist admitted to the American Heart Association meeting in Manhattan. But if he was right, Dr. Henry A. Schroeder had not only provided an explanation for millions of hitherto inexplicable cases of high blood pressure; he had also suggested a possible method of treatment. Dr. Schroeder had also pointed out a mechanism by which diabetes may develop in adult Americans, and he had outlined an approach to prevention of the disease.

If an investigator of less repute had reported such heady stuff, the audience of hypercritical physicians would surely have scoffed. Indeed, many of...

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