LOUIS M. WARFIELD, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The symptoms produced by excess of thyroid secretion or of aberrant thyroid secretion are so striking, and the explanations of the pathological-physiology have been so varied, that an enormous literature has accumulated dealing with hyperthyroidism. The opposite condition, lack of thyroid secretion (hypothyroidism), has been relatively neglected by the debaters and investigators. It is probably not because of the difference in the incidence of the two disorders of the gland, but rather that attention has been almost exclusively directed to the more obvious of the two and the one which actually is the more serious in its effects upon the
WARFIELD LM. Hypothyroidism1. Ann Intern Med. 1928;2:446–455. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-5-446
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(5):446-455.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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