Medicine: High Pressure Convention

Half a million Americans a year die of circulatory troubles: hypertension (high blood pressure) and arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). The chief reasons, many doctors think: city living and rich food.

These closely related disorders are the basic cause of strokes, most heart attacks and Bright's disease; they are rapidly becoming the leading cause of death among pregnant women. Already they kill three times as many as cancer. At the present rate, half the children born today will die from these circulatory diseases—and many more will be disabled.

Thirty of the nation's leading...

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