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March 1959

An Outline of the Use of Iodine in Endemic Goiter

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;103(3):484-488. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270030140013
Abstract

This section, which has as its primary purpose a review of the contributions of medical investigators and observers of the past to the present-day concepts of disease, is under the special editorship of Dr. Arthur Bloomfield, 2398 Sacramento St., San Francisco 15.

His editorial in the August, 1957, issue of the A. M. A. Archives of Internal Medicine, gives further detail of what it is hoped to accomplish in these articles. Contributions or comments for this section may be sent directly to Dr. Bloomfield, or to the Chief Editor for transmittal to him.

In 1924, seventeen years after his first experiments on the pathogenesis of goiter, David Marine wrote1:

"Simple goiter is the easiest and cheapest of all known diseases to prevent and its control may be accomplished by available methods as soon as organized society determines to make the effort."

Thirty years later, he was forced to conclude

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