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Moschcowitz accepts the constitutional nature of Graves' disease, as described by Warthin; but admitting, as all evidence seems to show, that a constitutional factor forms the background of Graves' disease, the latter is by no means settled by giving a label. The word constitution has a wide connotation, especially in respect to show how far the elements forming such a constitution are congenital, hereditary or acquired. Moschcowitz has no doubt that this constitution is a familial trait and admits that part of the constitution is congenital, as in Warthin's sense. He has, however, no doubt that the psychologic aspects in
The Nature of Graves' Disease... Ann Intern Med. ;4:849. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-7-849
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(7):849.
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