ALEX. M. BURGESS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
When the diagnosis of myxedema has been made and thyroid therapy has produced the usual spectacular return of the patient to normal life, the question as to ultimate prognosis is asked. The usual answer is a statement that as long as the patient continues to receive thyroid in adequate dosage she will continue to live out the rest of her life unhampered by the deficiency in the activity of her own thyroid gland and that she may plan and carry on her life as may any normal person. That this is true is borne out by the facts here reported
BURGESS AM. MYXEDEMA—CONTROLLED BY THYROID EXTRACT FOR FIFTY-TWO YEARS: REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;25:146–150. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-1-146
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(1):146-150.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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