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November 12, 1927

Handbuch der inneren Sekretion. Eine umfassende Darstellung der Anatomie, Physiologie und Pathologie der endokrinen Drüsen.

JAMA. 1927;89(20):1715-1716. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690200067038

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This number contains a chapter on cachexia strumipriva by Dr. H. Klose and Dr. Georg Büttner of Danzig, and the first part of the chapter on goiter and cretinism by Dr. Hans Eggenberger of Switzerland. The chapter on cachexia strumipriva contains forty-six illustrations and ends with sixteen pages of references to the literature. The subject is handled thoroughly and critically. Of practical interest is the section on the problem whether thyroid administration can completely make up for the total loss of thyroid as is now advocated by a number of surgeons favoring complete thyroidectomy as a treatment of toxic goiter. On this question the author reaches the conclusion that while the question raised is not conclusively answered, clinically or experimentally, yet there is sufficient indication in the clinical literature of the failure of thyroid therapy to counteract completely all the deficiency symptoms of complete thyroidectomy. This conclusion, of course, renders

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