April 1940

Results Followed Up for Twenty Years After Grafting of the Thyroid in Cases of Myxedematous Creatinism.

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By Serge Voronoff. Translated by Theodore C. Merrill. Bulletin 492, Société de pathologie comparative, Paris, October 1937.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;65(4):872. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190100213013

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Case reports are presented of 3 myxedematous cretins each of whom received a thyroid transplant either from his mother or from an ape. The submitted photographs, the data on physical and mental growth and the basal metabolism indicate that the transplanted glands truly "took." The author believes that, aside from the usual precautions taken with glandular transplants, the grafting of the gland to its usual site is important.

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