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September 1919

A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE THYROID GLAND AMONG TWO THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-TWO RECRUITS AT CAMP LEWIS, WASHINGTON

Author Affiliations

Major, M. C., U. S. Army; Chief of the Medical Service, U. S. Army Base Hospital, Camp Lewis, Wash. SAN FRANCISCO

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1919;24(3):347-358. doi:10.1001/archinte.1919.00090260102008
Abstract

INTRODUCTION  The following survey is based on the examination of 21,182 recruits of the second draft arriving at Camp Lewis, Washington, in April and May, 1918. The survey was taken to determine the number of recruits showing enlargement of the thyroid at the time of induction into the service, and to provide a record in such cases so that changes taking place during training could be more accurately estimated. In addition to making observations as to the size and portions of the thyroid, the occurrence of certain signs and symptoms supposed to be associated with thyroid disease were also noted. The age of the individual, occupation, residence and family history of goiter were noted. These with the objective findings mentioned above form the basis of the report, and will be taken up under their appropriate headings.In making this survey it was hoped that the data would form a abasis

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