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June 17, 1939

Iodine and the Incidence of Goiter

JAMA. 1939;112(24):2557. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800240073027

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After years of research and travel, Dr. McClendon has compiled, from many sources, a vast fund of information concerning iodine and its relation to the incidence of goiter throughout the world. This book represents a tremendous amount of work both in his iodine determinations in this country and in the statistical research on determinations made elsewhere. He has made available, within a few pages, all recent statistical information concerning the well known goiter regions, together with historical data, personal impressions and letters of scientific observations covering many centuries. Briefly, he has given the geographic distribution of this age old disease. The real value of this book lies in the seventy-nine carefully prepared tables and the splendid maps and illustrations. These cover the sources of iodine throughout the world, the variations in iodine content in fruits, grains and vegetables grown in various locations and the concomitant incidence of goiter. This material

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