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March 13, 1897

Cretins in America.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(11):518. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440110040015

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Baltimore, Md., March 5, 1897.

To the Editor:  —Will you kindly allow me the use of your columns to ask for information on the subject of cretinism in America? I have been detailed by the Pediatric Society to take part in the discussion on Internal Secretions at the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons in Washington, on May 5, and I am anxious to present the experience of American physicians on the use of the thyroid extract in the treatment of cretinism. I wish brief statements, 1, of the name, age and sex of the patients; 2, of the length of time the thyroid extract has been given, and with what results; 3, whether any case cured by treatment has been able subsequently to abandon the use of the extract; and I would also like to have photographs showing the effects of the treatment.I shall give full credit

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