Normal Blood Pressure — in 1914

That’s an excerpt from an October 1914 article about blood pressure that was published in AJN (our older articles only exist in PDF versions, so click the PDF link in the upper right corner of the article landing page).

Maybe, though, in the absence of the many medications we now have to treat hypertension, these really were “normal” (that is, realistic) blood pressure levels for adults as they aged! It’s funny how, in so many areas, we keep on redefining the meaning of this oft-used phrase: “normal changes related to aging.”

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2016-11-21T13:19:39+00:00 February 3rd, 2010|Nursing|1 Comment

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