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September 1927

Goiter and Other Diseases of the Thyroid Gland.

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;18(3):490-491. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02210030170018

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There is always something to be said in commendation of a book that deals solely with some particular organ or structure. For completeness, however, such a book must consider the relationship of that organ to the other structures of the body. Not to do so limits its usefulness, and Dr. Jackson's book leaves something to be desired in this respect. The best chapters are those which concern themselves with exophthalmic goiter, adenoma of the thyroid, and the uses of iodine. It is evident that the author considers the subject from the standpoint of the surgeon, which takes the book out of the class of monographs. Consideration is given to the points of view of so-called "goiter specialists," and the author justly criticizes some of the pernicious doctrines. Bram's dictum that surgery is indicated in exophthalmic goiter only when there are signs of pressure or a malignant condition is an absurdity

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