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Dr. Hamburger wrote this monograph to help the patient with a disease of the thyroid understand the affliction and to conserve the author's time in explaining diagnosis and treatment. He has produced a sensible volume that is well written and which could probably be understood by most educated patients. The book shows nicely that he is a conservative and experienced clinician.
Whether or not the volume should serve its stated purpose is open to question. A patient ordinarily would be interested in only one or possibly two disorders of thyroid function, making much of the remainder of the volume superfluous
Your Thyroid Gland. Fact and Fiction.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:505. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-3-505_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(3):505.
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