WILLIAM B. PORTER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HARRY WALKER, M.D.
A review of current literature and monographs which deal with diseases of the thyroid gland gives definitely the impression that hyperthyroidism is uncommon in the negro.1, 2 We have been impressed with the fallacy of this current belief. From the files of the St. Philip Hospital2 for negroes we have selected records of 37 patients admitted during the past five years which justify an unequivocal diagnosis of Graves' disease.
Twenty-seven of the patients lived in the city of Richmond and the remaining 10 in the adjoining counties; this entire section of Virginia is geographically a tidewater area and is distinctly
PORTER WB, WALKER H. HYPERTHYROIDISM IN THE NEGRO1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:618–625. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-4-618
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(4):618-625.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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