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July 10, 1897

THE TREATMENT OF EXOPHTHALMIC GOITER AND OTHER VASOMOTOR ATAXIAS WITH PREPARATIONS OF THE THYMUS GLAND AND OF THE ADRENALS.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(2):65-67. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440280017001e

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Abstract

I desire to make a brief report of a number of cases of exophthalmic goiter, and of conditions more or less closely resembling exophthalmic goiter, treated by means of extract of the thymus gland and of the suprarenal capsule. It is not my purpose in this paper to discuss at length the vexed questions of the etiology and pathology of Graves' disease, and of those conditions to which I have in a previous paper given the name of vasomotor ataxia. Nevertheless, some slight allusion to these subjects is necessary to make myself fully understood. I hold that there are almost innumerable varieties of disturbances of the cardio-vascular balance, ranging from the merest departure from the normal, to the most pronounced case of Graves' disease on the one hand, and of Raynaud's disease upon the other. The principal clinical phenomena of these conditions are disturbances of the heart's action, and central

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