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Salt and other enemies

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 07 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1490
  1. George Dunea

    About 16 years ago I was invited abroad to give a lecture on hypertension. Another visiting professor spoke on renal failure. As I have a plaque hanging in my office commemorating my lecture on renal failure, I assume that he has one on his wall on hypertension. At the time our host said nice things as he introduced me as a hypertension “expert.” But then, as an afterthought, he added that of course most doctors were experts anyway, because they all treat hypertension.

    He probably was right. Except that here, in this inner city hypertension belt, we would undoubtedly win by …

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