GEORGE E. PFAHLER, M.D., SC.D., F.A.C.P.
The internist is usually the first to come in contact with a case of hyperthyroidism. To him belongs the responsibility of making the diagnosis by its differentiation from other similar clinical syndromes; and he should remain in charge until the patient is restored to a normal condition and is able to carry on his usual occupation. The treatment of hyperthyroidism does not consist merely in treating the thyroid either by irradiation or operation; the predisposing and exciting causes of the disease should be removed, and after active local treatment the patient should be guided and guarded by competent medical advice.
PFAHLER GE. IRRADIATION TREATMENT OF HYPERTHYROIDISM1. Ann Intern Med. 1934;7:868–884. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-7-868
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(7):868-884.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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