Department of Applied, Statistics: University of London, University College Drapers' Company Research Memoirs: Studies in National Deterioration, XI Blood Pressure in Early Life: a Statistical Study

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    DR. PERCY STOCKS' work entitled “Blood Pressure in Early Life” immediately strikes one as filling a long-experienced gap in medical literature. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures are, indeed, taken to-day almost as a routine in the medical examination of a patient, and yet it is notorious how hazy are the conceptions of the normal range of these at different ages. Especially is this the case in childhood and adolescence. The principal aims of the author, therefore, were to investigate the behaviour of blood pressure during the period of puberty and adolescence, to ascertain the normal range of systolic, diastolic, and pulse pressures at ages from 5 to 40, and to examine the interrelation between these pressures and their correlation with pulse rate, physical development, muscular strength, respiratory and psychological factors, social-class and athletic habits of life.

    Department of Applied, Statistics: University of London, University College. Drapers' Company Research Memoirs: Studies in National Deterioration, XI. Blood Pressure in Early Life: a Statistical Study.

    By Dr. Percy Stocks, assisted by M. Noel Karn. Pp. iii + 88. (London: Cambridge University Press, 1924.) 12s. net.

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    Department of Applied, Statistics: University of London, University College Drapers' Company Research Memoirs: Studies in National Deterioration, XI Blood Pressure in Early Life: a Statistical Study . Nature 115, 43–44 (1925) doi:10.1038/115043a0

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