DAVID GOLDFINGER, M.D.
There are numerous reports in the literature regarding the effects of thyroid feeding in animals. There are only a few reports dealing with the effect of large doses of thyroid in man. The following case report is of interest because of the huge doses of thyroid extract consumed over a period of one year, by an individual subsequently proved unstable, for the concealed purpose of self-destruction.
On December 4, 1941, a white, married, 28 year old woman presented herself for weight reduction. The past history revealed the usual childhood diseases, a tonsillectomy at age 5, but no serious
GOLDFINGER D. EXCESSIVE SELF-ADMINISTERED DOSAGES OF THYROID EXTRACT1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:701–704. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-4-701
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(4):701-704.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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