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April 6, 1964

The Thyroid and Its Diseases

JAMA. 1964;188(1):89-90. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060270095037

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The authors present the accumulated experience from the thyroid clinic and ancillary facilities of the Massachusetts General Hospital, projected against the background of a critically selected segment of the vast relevant literature. Now in the third edition, the volume includes the bulk of available information—factual, theoretical, and didactic—brought to focus on the patient.

Diseases of the thyroid are discussed in detail sufficient to present a rich source of information to the clinician, whatever his field of practice. Therapy is modern. The choices available are carefully and conservatively weighed and the present usages in the MGH clinics outlined. The chapter indicating the relation to the thyroid of essentially non-thyroidal diseases is especially useful in orienting the clinician to the contribution of this gland to the general body economy.

The authors do not distinguish sharply between the multinodular goiter resulting from an earlier colloid goiter, and the nodular goiter related

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