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October 1950

Thyroid Function as Disclosed by Newer Methods of Study.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1950;80(4):705-706. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040020717014

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This conference on thyroid function as disclosed by newer methods of study was held by the Section on Biology of the New York Academy of Sciences on Jan. 24 and 25, 1947.

Contributions to these newer methods of study include a phylogenetic consideration of the thyroid gland, cytologic and cytochemical bases of thyroid function, chemical cytologic aspects, the metabolic circuit of thyroid hormone, the formation of organically bound iodine compounds in the thyroid gland and their appearance in the plasma as shown by the use of radioactive iodine, absorption and utilization of iodine under the influence of certain goitrogens, action of various antithyroid compounds, study of metabolism of thyroxin, formation of thyroxin and the biochemistry of thyrotropic hormone and the physiologic reactions of the thyroid-stimulating hormone.

Participants in the conference discussed the various technics that have been developed and utilized in more recent research into the physiologic characteristics of this

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