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September 30, 1893

ABSTRACT OF NOTES ON THE TREATMENT OF EXOPHTHALMIC GOITRE.Read before the Section of Neurology and Medical Jurisprudence at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.

Author Affiliations

NEUROLOGIST TO THE HARVARD HOSPITAL; ASST. PHYSICIAN TO INFIRMARY FOR NERVOUS DISEASES; PROFESSOR OF DISEASES OF CHILDREN, PHILADELPHIA POLYOLINIC, ETC.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(14):488-489. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420660018001e

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Abstract

Dr. Taylor takes up the subject of exophthalmic goitre as understood at the present time; reviews its relationship to other vascular disturbances, associated with enlargement of the thyroid, as myoxcedema, cretinism and acromegalia. He does not see that at present the thyroid physiology warrants any large measure of hope that we shall treat this malady through thyroid juices, as in the case of the other disorders mentioned, and yet promises to explore this field later. He confines himself chiefly to the analysis of a number of cases long under his care, some of them for many years, and most of whom are well, summarizing the means through which these were improved. The treatment of maladies which demand but little constant supervision, and yet require prolonged watchfulness, is more or less difficult and unsatisfactory because such cases wander away; will not persist in treatment; and from their nature of unhopefulness have

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