WILLARD O. THOMPSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; SAMUEL G. TAYLOR III, M.D.; KARL A. MEYER, M.D.
During the past 50 years much has been written about the surgical management of patients with toxic goiter. Just before the introduction of iodine 12 years ago, the operative mortality had shown a steady reduction with increasing experience until, in the best clinics, it varied from 1 to 4 per cent. Not only had the mortality as a whole shown a marked reduction, but the mortality record of every thyroid surgeon had shown a marked decrease as his experience increased. This drop in the mortality rate may be attributed to two factors: (1) increase in surgical skill and improvement in
THOMPSON WO, TAYLOR SG, MEYER KA. FACTORS INFLUENCING OPERATIVE MORTALITY IN EXOPHTHALMIC GOITER1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:350–359. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-3-350
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(3):350-359.
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