In view of the fact that the diagnosis of this disease in these patients had been overlooked for some time, and they thus deprived of early treatment, it might be of interest if the following were reported:
—Mrs. E. O., aged 40, a resident of Galena, Ill., occupation housewife, height 5 feet 3 inches. There was nothing of importance in the family history; as a child and young woman she enjoyed good health, average weight 115 pounds. Married at age of 20; had no children and no abortions. She was healthy until the beginning of her present condition, which she noticed about the age of 33, when she began to increase in weight and to have severe headaches. She also suffered at times from indigestion and constipation. Continued to increase in weight for about two years, when she reached 187 pounds, and, to use her own expression,
RICE GW. A REPORT OF TWO CASES OF MYXEDEMA. JAMA. 1907;XLIX(22):1843–1844. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1907.25320220031002a
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