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January 8, 1910

THE THERAPEUTIC MANAGEMENT OF ARTERIOSCLEROSIS BASED ON THE PRESENT VIEW OF ITS PATHOLOGY

Author Affiliations

Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine, University College of Medicine; Physician to the Virginia Hospital RICHMOND, VA.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(2):104-108. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550280001001d
Abstract

Functional and structural derangement in the walls of arteries are the fundamental cause of many syndromes seemingly attributable to other pathologic conditions. The functional and structural states of arteriosclerosis are undoubtedly the prime cause in certain syndromes of the gastrointestinal system, of the nervous system and cardiovascular system not formerly so accredited. Recent studies in the clinical evolution of arteriosclerosis, especially in connection with that chief symptom, hypertension, have shown the early recognition and effectual treatment of this disease process to be of far-reaching importance.

With the purpose in view of setting forth this side of the subject this paper is presented. No new facts are to be added to our knowledge, but in the paper an effort will be made to call attention to the clinical aspect of arteriosclerosis in its broad sense and to indicate the remedial measures for its therapeutic management. It is unfortunate that the average medical

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