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June 1953

Basedow's Disease.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;91(6):819. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240180128023

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This book is an English translation of the original German work, first published in 1880 and revised in 1908. It contains a complete review of every aspect of Graves's disease, or Basedow's disease, as the condition is known in the older German literature. Particularly interesting is the section dealing with the geographic distribution, course duration, and prognosis of untreated Graves's disease. In these days of isotopic medicine, it is easy to forget what astute clinical judgment and observation physicians of previous decades could bring to bear on the ailments of their patients. Dr. Sattler has demonstrated this to a remarkable degree. This book should become a valuable reference source for anyone interested in the historical background, as well as in a detailed clinical description, of Graves's disease.

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