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November 19, 1898

THYROID EXTRACT.SOME RESULTS OF ITS ADMINISTRATION ON THE RED AND WHITE CORPUSCLES AND HEMOGLOBIN IN CASES OF ANEMIA ASSOCIATED WITH MELANCHOLIA.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(21):1230-1232. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450210031002j

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Abstract

The field of thyroid therapy, in the light of our present knowledge, is quite limited; experimental data have accumulated during the last year indicating various results. The most favorable, also the most reliable, were given by Ewald of Berlin, in epileptic psychoses, acromegaly, rachitis and Basedow's disease, to the International Congress of Medicine at Weisbaden; also by Professor Bruss of Tubigen, on goiter of the follicular variety, as being affected in a certain and prompt manner; cretinism is reported on by Schmidt; tetany and acromegaly by Schultz of Bonn.

Since beginning a series of experiments in cases of anemia, accompanied, or preceded, by melancholia, I have also observed some recent results, some of which were very good, obtained by Dr. Babcock of the St. Lawrence State Hospital, New York, in a variety of selected cases of mania and melancholia. At the Upper Peninsula (Mich.) Hospital for the Insane nine cases

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