The introduction of thiouracil as a therapeutic agent constitutes a real advance in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. Although a great deal remains to be learned about the action of the drug, observations which have already been made are sufficient to prove its potency and to indicate some of its limitations and dangers. In this number of the ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE we are presenting reports regarding the clinical use of thiouracil by Palmer1 and by Bartels,2 from the standpoint of the internist and surgeon, respectively.
The clinical use of thiouracil by Astwood3 and by Williams and Bissell4 was suggested by
THIOURACIL. Ann Intern Med. 1945;22:448–451. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-3-448
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