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January 28, 1933

Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Thyroid Gland.

JAMA. 1933;100(4):282. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740040050031

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This is an interesting and readable discussion of the principal clinical features of diseases of the thyroid gland. It is profusely illustrated by charts and photographs and contains numerous case reports. As stated in the preface, the work is not a formal treatise on the thyroid gland and does not attempt either by reports of scientific studies or by exact statistical compilations to establish facts concerning thyroid disease or its treatment. Apparently chapters have been assigned to those in the Cleveland Clinic who are especially concerned in the subject at hand. Of the thirty-nine chapters, about half are written by Dr. Crile himself, and in some of them he has taken the opportunity to present his theories concerning the mechanism of hyperthyroidism and the relation of the thyroid to other endocrine glands and to infections and emotional strain. These writings represent the philosophical attitude of thought of the writer, which

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