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December 19, 1936

Syndromes myo-parathyroïdiens simples ou associés. (Myopathies scléreuses et scléro-hypertrophiques liées à des troubles parathyroïdiens.)

JAMA. 1936;107(25):2080. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770510070041

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The purpose of this monograph is to prove the relationship between parathyroid disturbances and atrophic myotonia. The author reports in detail seven clinical histories, with some laboratory data as a basis for his contention that these muscular dystrophies are secondary to parathyroid disturbances, supporting the thesis further by some sketchy quotations from the literature. The bibliography is composed of standard references, but some of the best work in this field has been omitted. While the book is interesting and informative in that it records some clinical observations, one is not impressed with the proofs offered. The work is more speculative than inquiring but still is interesting to both the investigator and the specialist. Some of the illustrations are good, others poor, owing to imperfect reproduction.

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