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This is presented by the author as a study in detail of the procedures used at the clinic with which he is connected in the preparation, operation and after-care of goiter patients. It is written for the use of the younger, well trained general surgeons who are directing their attention to this field of surgery. The material is systematically organized and presented in an interesting manner, and the text is well illustrated, so that the author makes his meaning extremely clear. After a brief historical sketch there is a chapter on pathology contributed by Louis B. Wilson of the Mayo Clinic. This is followed by a chapter on the heart in goiter, written by Samuel B. Grant of St. Louis. After a short but valuable chapter on the unusual manifestations of goiter there are two chapters dealing with indications for the surgical treatment of goiter. Preoperative preparation of the patient
The Surgical Treatment of Goiter.. JAMA. 1927;89(12):988. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690120064036