J. H. MEANS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It is presumptuous, perhaps, for me, a clinician, to undertake to discuss a problem in physiology. My excuse is, of course, that knowledge of the function of organs is gained not only by planned experiment, but also by taking advantage of the experiments which nature presents in the form of disease. Not infrequently nature's method has provided the earlier and sometimes the more important information. My own approach to the thyroid has been, at least of late years, more in the clinic than in the laboratory, but my colleagues have indulged in planned experiment by newer methods as well, and
MEANS JH. SOME NEW APPROACHES TO THE PHYSIOLOGY OF THE THYROID1. Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:567–586. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-4-567
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