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Article
August 5, 1974

Schilddrüsenerkrankungen: Pathophysiologie, Diagnostik, Therapie

Author Affiliations

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine Chicago

JAMA. 1974;229(6):710-711. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230440068050

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Abstract

In the author's experience, the thyroid disorders cost more sick days among workers in East Germany than diabetes and occupy a substantial part of their endocrinologists' professional time. Dr. Meng has brought out this new book as part of a new series designed to bring a specialist's help mainly to the general practitioner, although without, as he says, any attempt to produce "a monograph or textbook."

The book can be divided into three parts: the first considers the historical development of concepts about the thyroid gland, its function and relationship to extrathyroidal factors, and diagnostic measures; the second takes up the ordinary disorders of the thyroid sequentially—nontoxic goiter, hyperthyroidism, acquired hypothyroidism, endocrine ophthalmopathy and pretibial myxedema, congenital hypothyroidism, thyroid tumors, and thyroiditis; the last discusses C-cells and calcitonin, characteristic measurements and treatment with radioactive substances, and treatment with drugs and hormones.

Although it is as yet little used in this

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