A. GRAEME MITCHELL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ESTELLE W. BROWN, B.S.
Opinions concerning the clinical disturbances attributable to the thymus—to employ the metaphor of the pendulum—have swung from one end of the arc to the other; and the organ has been incriminated on the one hand as the cause of many symptoms, and on the other has been considered as relatively innocent and inoffensive. The truth of the matter probably lies somewhere between these two extremes, although it is not easy to know just where to arrest the pendulum. Confusion is increased by the fact that certain physicians, whose convictions must be received with respect, have expressed extreme views, sometimes doubting
MITCHELL AG, BROWN EW. THE CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE THYMUS AND STATUS THYMICO-LYMPHATICUS1. Ann Intern Med. 1934;8:669–677. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-6-669
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(6):669-677.
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