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July 20, 1901

Diseases of the Thyroid Gland and Their Surgical Treatment.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(3):212. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470290058023

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This is a book that is to be commended for the thoroughness and painstaking efforts of the author. The various affections are gone through in considerable detail. The references to the literature are quite complete and, in addition, there is an appended alphabetical index of the authors referred to in the text. While the author necessarily has drawn largely from the literature in the preparation of the volume, he has been careful to select and utilize that material only which seems to him to be the best. It must not be inferred from this that the book is a mere compilation. Originality is shown in every chapter. A detailed report of 100 operated cases in the author's own practice is especially interesting. Citation and histories of other interesting cases are well and plainly set forth. The chapter on "Dyspnea caused by goitre" is especially good. Attention should also be called

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