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December 9, 1933

The Thyroid Gland: Its Chemistry and Physiology.

JAMA. 1933;101(24):1907. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740490067041

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Abstract

This is an authoritative presentation of the known facts and a discussion of the theories of the chemistry of the thyroid gland in relation to the physiology and pathology of the gland itself as well as to the general chemistry of the body. Probably nowhere in medical literature is to be found such a compact, simple and understandable presentation of the subject as is to be found in this monograph. Professor Harington precedes the discussion of each phase of the subject by a historical sketch leading up to the present conception of the activity of the thyroid gland in both health and disease, and there is appended a valuable bibliography of important historical material since ancient times. The chapters dealing with the chemistry of thyroxine and its derivatives should be of interest to clinicians, since this highly technical subject is presented in as simple a manner as possible, as can

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