J. HOWARD MEANS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It is a great pleasure, ladies and gentlemen, for me to address the College once more on a subject long dear to me—the thyroid. The justification for attempting so comprehensive an approach in so short a time is that, because I am older than most of you, I can perhaps give a perspective in depth which those of you who have come into the field more recently cannot have got by personal experience.
As far as I can recall, I first met the thyroid when I was a freshman in Harvard College in 1904. In an elementary course in anatomy,
MEANS JH. OUR GROWING UNDERSTANDING OF THYROID FUNCTION AND ITS CLINICAL APPLICATION1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:853–860. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-5-853
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(5):853-860.
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