In this short article, Freis chronicled the evolving attitudes of primary care physicians towards hypertension. Despite overwhelming
evidence to the contrary, he noted that far too many doctors still considered it a "benign disease." To counteract
this, Freis advocated a three-step response: the implementation of an intensive education campaign for medical professionals,
the organization of screening programs, and the creation of a cooperative relationship between doctors and the media in order
to change popular perceptions of hypertension.
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1973-01 (January 1973)
Freis, Edward D.
Periodical: Freis, Edward D. "Changing Attitudes to Hypertension." Annals of Internal Medicine 78, 1 (January 1973): 141-142.
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[American College of Physicians]
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
The VA Cooperative Study and the Beginning of Routine Hypertension Screening, 1964-1980