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December 7, 1963


JAMA. 1963;186(10):45-58. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710100005002

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A Medical News Discussion of


Essential hypertension—its etiology, the influence of heredity, sodium, and stress in its development, the factors which aggravate its severity, and its relationship to atherosclerosis and occlusive renal arterial disease—are discussed in this issue of Medical News. The participants:

John M. Moyer, MD, chairman of the department of medicine at the Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia, moderator; Clifford Wilson, MD, physician-in-chief at the London (England) Hospital;

Lewis K. Dahl, MD, chief of medical services at Brookhaven National Laboratories in Upton, NY;

John H. Laragh, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University and the Presbyterian Hospital in New York;

Milton Mendlowitz, MD, associate clinical professor of medicine at Columbia University and attending physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York; and

Louis Tobian, MD, associate professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

The discussion was held during the International Symposium

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