January 22, 1927

Das Thyreotoxikosesyndrom und seine Reaktion bei kleinen Joddosen.

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Von Johannes Wahlberg. Paper. Pp. 148, with illustrations. Helsingfors: Mercators Tryckeri, 1926.

JAMA. 1927;88(4):271. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680300057037

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This is an inaugural thesis read before the faculty of the University of Helsingfors. It presents the results of an investigation of the effects of iodine therapy on patients with thyrotoxicosis, when continued over a period of months. There is much more of interest to the reader, however, than merely the results of the investigation, valuable as they are. In the introduction is given a short but broad view of the conception of thyrotoxicosis, and of the nomenclature. Due weight is given the various views of other authors on the subject of classification. This chapter is followed by a comprehensive but brief historical review. The investigation was conducted on twenty ambulatory cases of varying grades of severity, from doubtful cases to those of the more severe types. The patients were put on varying doses of potassium iodide and followed for from two to six months, as long as was necessary

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