WILLIAM T. MCKINNEY, M.D.; ARTHUR J. PRANGE JR., M.D.; CARL M. COCHRANE, PH.D.
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To the Editor: We have read with interest the excellent article by Frank Q. Nutall, M.D., and Richard P. Doe, M.D., "The Achilles Reflex in Thyroid Disorders," in the August issue of the ANNALS. Our article concerning this subject was in press at the same time (McKinney, Prange, and Cochrane. "The Achilles Reflex in an Unselected Psychiatric Population," American Journal of Psychiatry 120: (11) 1964, May 1964).
We found the quantitative measurement of the duration of the ankle reflex to be a valuable and reliable method of detecting thyroid disease in our preliminary study. In contrast to the findings of
MCKINNEY WT, PRANGE AJ, COCHRANE CM. THE ACHILLES REFLEX AND THYROID FUNCTION. Ann Intern Med. ;61:1196. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-6-1196_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(6):1196.
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