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May 17, 1952

The Thyroid

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By Thomas Hodge McGavack, B.A., M.D., F.A.C.P., Professor of Clinical Medicine, New York Medical College, New York. With Section on Surgery by James M. Winfield, B.A., M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor and Director of Surgery, New York Medical College, and Walter L. Mersheimer, B.S., M.D., F.A.C.A., Associate Professor of Surgery, New York Medical College, and Section on History by Dorothy B. Spear, Ph.B., and Thomas Hodge McGavack. Cloth. $13.50. Pp. 646, with 69 illustrations. C. V. Mosby Company, 3207 Washington Blvd., St. Louis 3, 1951.

JAMA. 1952;149(3):313. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930200099039

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No endocrine gland has been subjected to more fruitful study during recent years than the thyroid. The availability of radioactive iodine, in particular, has stimulated numerous studies, which have added immensely to our knowledge of this gland. Although primarily of general physiological interest, these recent studies have clinical importance, since they throw light on many aspects of thyroid disorders. Dr. McGavack and his collaborators have done an excellent job in collecting the extant data on the thyroid and applying this information to clinical problems. The monograph is complete in its coverage, well written, and documented with many references to the literature. It can be recommended to the reader desirous of a résumé of recent work in the field.

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