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Observations on the B load-Pressure and Vascular Disease in the Female Insane

  • John Turner (a1)

The mere accumulation of facts is useless unless some attempt is made to interpret their significance; therefore in this paper I propose to examine my observations ori bloodpressure with the design of seeing whether its routine estimation in the insane is worth while; whether from it any fairly trustworthy conclusions can be drawn as to the condition of the circulatory apparatus during life, or as to the prognosis, not only with reference to the mental disorder, but as to the prospects of the duration of life, or whether the time spent in this direction might not more profitably be otherwise employed; and further, to ascertain whether the results obtained tally with those of previous workers.

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Observations on the B load-Pressure and Vascular Disease in the Female Insane

  • John Turner (a1)
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