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This is based on the work done at the Jackson Clinic, on a careful study of the literature on the thyroid gland and observations of the surgeons at the Mayo Clinic during a period of more than three years spent by the author as a fellow in surgery in the Mayo Foundation at Rochester, and on observations at Crile's Clinic. The work is essentially a carefully organized presentation of the teachings and practice carried out in the Mayo Clinic. One of the objects of the book is to break down the old theory that the goiter of youth is merely a physiologic enlargement of the thyroid gland which will in time be spontaneously cured. The author hopes to correct this misconception and points out that many of these patients can be cured if their condition is correctly diagnosed and properly treated. He submits the simple classification of goiters as colloid,
Goiter and Other Diseases of the Thyroid Gland. JAMA. 1927;89(11):904–905. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690110068040
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