SAMUEL J. GOLDBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The satisfactory results of present day treatment of hyperthyroidism make it essential that an accurate diagnosis be made before the late effects of the disease damage the heart and other viscera. The widespread use of basal metabolism equipment indicates the acceptance of this principle by the medical profession.
It is well known, however, that increased basal metabolism is not always synonymous with hyperthyroidism. There are a number of conditions which may at one time or another in their course exhibit such elevations in metabolism. This may be noted in heart failure; in some cases of hypertension; during the course of
GOLDBERG SJ. CIRCULATION TIME AS A DIAGNOSTIC AID IN HYPERTHYROIDISM1. Ann Intern Med. 1938;11:1818–1823. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-10-1818
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(10):1818-1823.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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