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January 26, 1935


JAMA. 1935;104(4):337. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760040069027

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To the Editor:—  In an article entitled "Dyspnea" published in The Journal, Nov. 10, 1934, table 2, page 1444, Dr. J. C. Meakins assigns low blood pressure as the cause for dyspnea in insulin shock. The majority of investigators have found that insulin shock is accompanied by an elevation of systolic and a lowering of diastolic pressure, with a consequent increase in pulse pressure. It has been postulated by Cannon and his associates that this effect is due to an increase in secretion by the suprarenals.

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