This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
Baltimore, Md., March 5, 1897.
To the Editor:
—Will you kindly allow me the use of your columns to ask for information on the subject of cretinism in America? I have been detailed by the Pediatric Society to take part in the discussion on Internal Secretions at the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons in Washington, on May 5, and I am anxious to present the experience of American physicians on the use of the thyroid extract in the treatment of cretinism. I wish brief statements, 1, of the name, age and sex of the patients; 2, of the length of time the thyroid extract has been given, and with what results; 3, whether any case cured by treatment has been able subsequently to abandon the use of the extract; and I would also like to have photographs showing the effects of the treatment.I shall give full credit
Osler W. Cretins in America.. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(11):518. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440110040015