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June 18, 1927

Exophthalmic Goitre.

JAMA. 1927;88(25):1986-1987. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680510044031

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The author should be congratulated on bringing before the profession in concise form the essentials of the subject. The book is not intended to be an encyclopedia but a monograph correlating the latest views and presenting in a condensed manner the author's conclusions and how and why they were formed. The exposition is rapid and clear, with many graphic references to recent literature. Its excellence of literary style, its systematic organization and its presentation of precise practical deductions call for special appreciation. The subject is treated in a critical rather than a dogmatic manner. Although brief the text is full, and clearness has not been sacrificed for brevity. The author has been successful in his endeavor to appraise "the relative importance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions in regard to symptomatology and pathogenesis and to show the relationship of autonomic tone to general nervous excitability, general cell hyperactivity and thyroid

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