JACOB KLEIN, M.D.
For the past 50 years medicine has been so dominated by bacteriologic concepts of etiology, that we have become accustomed to look for the cause of a given disorder. However, in modern biochemical studies of metabolic diseases we have learned that there is frequently a correlation of various factors in a state of equilibrium. For some time iodine deficiency was stressed as a cause of goiter. During the past century there have been occasional references to the importance of calcium in the water supply as a cause of thyroid disease. Again other investigators have ascribed an important rôle to bacterial
KLEIN J. THE CORRELATION OF MINERAL METABOLISM AND THE VEGETATIVE NERVOUS SYSTEM IN THYROID DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:798–804. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-7-798
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;8(7):798-804.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology, Thyroid Disorders.
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