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July 9, 1938

On a New Gland in Man and Several Mammals (Glandulæ Parathyreoideæ)

JAMA. 1938;111(2):197. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790280087037

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Here is a careful translation of Sandström's pioneering work on the parathyroid, made by a fellow countryman who is now a graduate student in medicine. The article itself is of interest to all endocrinologists, histologists and anatomists. It is a classic contribution, for the first time completely translated from the Swedish. Combined with it is a biographic note by Prof. August Hammar, which includes a letter from Sandström to his sister describing the reception of presentation of this discovery at a scientific meeting and pertinent references to earlier work on the parathyroid. The book has been carefully edited by two persons thoroughly appreciative of medical history.

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