WM. CARPENTER MACCARTY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In 1912,2 a report of more than two thousand goiters revealed that they divided themselves into two great groups: those which were thyroid shaped and those which were nodular. Both groups were then studied from the standpoint of their structural and functional units and these were correlated with the clinical pictures. Since then, 32,479 goiters have been examined grossly and microscopically. In this large amount of material universal facts and principles have been sought in the hope of giving to practicing physicians and surgeons some simple clinical classification based on gross and microscopic characteristics which have become known to be
MACCARTY WC. Pathological Classification of Goiter and Its Clinical Significance12. Ann Intern Med. ;5:178–183. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-2-178
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(2):178-183.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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