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August 21, 1897

DISCUSSION ON PAPER OF DR. S. SOLIS-COHEN, "THE TREATMENT OF EXOPHTHALMIC GOITER AND OTHER VASOMOTOR ATAXIAS."

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(8):385. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440340033002n

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Abstract

Dr. C. F. Hoover of Cleveland, Ohio  —I may mention the case of a woman with marked scleroderma, bronzing of the skin, leathery binding feeling of the hand, inability to close the hand on account of the scleroderma, cessation of menstruation, irregular heart. There was no sweating, no exophthalmus. Within four or five days after commencing thyroid feeding the cardiac rhythm was perfectly restored; in the course of three or four weeks menstruation returned, and I was astonished to find that the scleroderma and bronzing entirely disappeared.

Dr. S. Solis Cohen  —I do not know in what way the thymus gland administered in these cases acts. The thymus and the adrenal extracts should be given tentatively. I get the best commercial preparation which I can find. I give tabloids of five grains each, beginning with one a day and increasing until in some cases I get up to six a

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