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March 20, 1915

PARTIAL MYXEDEMA WITH REPORT OF CASE: WILFRED M. BARTON, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine in the Medical Department of Georgetown University; Member of the Hospital Staff, Attending Physician to Washington Asylum Hospital WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(12):986-988. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570380034011

If we may judge from the quantity of American literature on the subject, partial myxedema does not occupy the position of importance which it deserves.

The first article on partial myxedema in American literature seems to have been one by Elliott1 in 1908. In 1909 a report on partial myxedema by Nichols,2 besides giving a comprehensive account of the condition from a historical and clinical point of view, included the complete report of a case with metabolic study and the literature bearing on the subject up to the time of his publication.

Osborne's3 clinical and casuistic report on the subject appeared in 1912.

In the past five years cases of partial myxedema adultorum have been reported by the following authors: Thistle,4 Williams,5 Regis,6 Price,7 Osborne,3 Saenger,8 Pierret,9 Michel,10 Hertoghe,11 Henry,12 Cawadias,13 Howard,14 Cobb,15 Brush,