A. MORRIS GINSBERG, A.B., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Allow your imagination to wander back five hundred years and picture a medieval castle upon a mountain top. Note how it stands majestically, a towering and commanding edifice. You might compare this castle to the thyroid gland, standing as it does at the top of human emotions and commanding its every act. It is then, and then only, that you are able to appreciate this small but "mighty" organ whose symptoms are expressed in practically every tissue in the body. The thyroid gland may be responsible for symptoms manifested in the skin, blood, bones, joints, muscles, the lymphatic glands, the
GINSBERG AM. The Historical Development of the Present Conception of Cardiac Conditions in Exophthalmic Goiter1. Ann Intern Med. ;5:505–517. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-4-505
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(4):505-517.
Cardiology, Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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