W. O. THOMPSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; S. G. TAYLOR III, M.D.; K. A. MEYER, M.D.; R. W. MCNEALY, M.D.
The treatment of disease in a large public hospital presents unique problems. The Cook County Hospital, in which this study was made, has 3200 beds and its patients represent, for the most part, the poorest element in the city of Chicago. The conditions in the hospital with regard to the staff, interns, nurses, diet and crowding are about the same as in most similar institutions. Disease is seen more in its advanced than in its early stages; and in the case of toxic goiter, a large number of severe cases of long standing are observed in markedly undernourished individuals. It
THOMPSON WO, TAYLOR SG, MEYER KA, MCNEALY RW. EXPERIENCES IN TREATING TOXIC GOITER IN A LARGE PUBLIC HOSPITAL(EXPERIENCES IN TREATING TOXIC GOITER IN A LARGE PUBLIC HOSPITAL*). Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:217–231. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-2-217
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(2):217-231.
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