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April 28, 1923

Thyroid and Thymus.

JAMA. 1923;80(17):1265. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640440079034

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The first edition of Dr. Crotti's opus appeared in 1918. In the author's preface, it is stated that the second edition consists of a complete revision of the material in the first edition, including practically a rewriting of many chapters. Mrs. Crotti is given credit for writing the chapter on the etiology of simple goiter. The book represents an accumulation of a vast amount of literature on the thyroid, beautifully illustrated, but selected rather indiscriminately and without special critical elimination. One of the most valuable sections of the work is the accumulation of statistical material regarding the distribution of goiter throughout the world. As was pointed out in our previous review, the publishers seem to have gone to undue expense in order to issue a beautiful volume. The book is printed on large sheets of enameled stock; it is profusely illustrated and bound in three-quarters red morocco leather with a

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