JULIUS CHASNOFF, M.D.; LOUIS FRIEDFELD, M.D.; ARTHUR M. TUNICK, M.D.
The parathyroids were first described as independent organs by Sandstrom1 in 1880, but their function remained in doubt until 1896 when it was demonstrated2 that their removal produced tetany. In 1909 MacCallum and Voegtlin3 showed that the tetany of parathyroid insufficiency was associated with a fall in serum calcium and a rise in serum phosphorus.
In 1891, von Recklinghausen4 described the anatomic syndrome of osteitis fibrosa cystica, distinguishing it from osteomalacia. Some years later, Erdheim5 suggested that parathyroid enlargement found in association with osteitis fibrosa cystica was secondary to the bone changes. However, in 1926 Mandl6, 7 found that
CHASNOFF J, FRIEDFELD L, TUNICK AM. HYPERPARATHYROIDISM IN A PATIENT WITH ACROMEGALY1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:162–175. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-1-162
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(1):162-175.
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