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Article
November 29, 1924

THE ROENTGEN-RAY TREATMENT OF HYPERTHYROIDISM: REPORT OF ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN CASES

Author Affiliations

WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1924;83(22):1757-1761. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660220033011
Abstract

This paper is written not with the idea of offering anything new in the treatment of hyperthyroidism but for the purpose of presenting the results of the roentgen-ray treatment of this disease so far as we can estimate them from careful study of the literature and from our own experience.

Parry recognized typical cases of exophthalmic goiter in 1776, but it was not until after a century of investigation by such great minds as Graves, Basedow, Stokes, Charcot and Trousseau that Moebius in 1886 placed its study on a rational basis by his theory that the disease is due to "hyperthyroidization." Kendall's discovery of thyroxin and his proof that it is the active principle of the thyroid gland, and the further experimental work and clinical observations of Plummer and his associates, of Du Bois, and of Means and Aub have served to establish the original theory of Moebius. The latter

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