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June 7, 1941

Las perturbaciones hepáticas en los enfermos de tirotoxicosis

JAMA. 1941;116(23):2638. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820230082034

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The author selected the subject of disturbances of the liver in thyrotoxicosis for his doctoral thesis. The book is divided into five chapters, on relations between disturbances of the liver and thyrotoxicosis, functions of the liver, variations of liver glycogen and anatomopathologic changes in thyrotoxicosis and influence of pathologic changes of liver on morbidity and postoperative mortality in thyrotoxicosis. The book is an exposition of the development and present knowledge of the subject as seen from a review of the literature and from clinical and micropathologic observations, which were carried on by the author in the Surgical Clinic of Buenos Aires. Following are the conclusions: The liver is either fundamentally or clinically involved in thyrotoxicosis and the glycogen of the liver is diminished. The functions of the liver improve or become normal and the clinical symptoms improve or disappear when improvement or cure is attained by surgical operation in cases

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