Who Discovered Hypertension?
English physician William Harvey was the first scientist to describe the concept of circulation in his book De monu cordis, published in 1628. It was Stephen Hales that first measured blood pressure, though, in 1733.
When Did Hypertension First Receive Clinical Recognition?
The sphygmomanometer, the device that measures BP today, first entered the market in 1896. That is when hypertension first received clinical recognition.