JOEL I. HAMBURGER, M.D.
To the editor: When one has the temerity to write a book entitled Hyperthyroidism: Concept and Controversy, one must expect criticism. Indeed, to stimulate polemic was one of my objectives. Thus, Young's unfavorable review (Ann Intern Med 78:166-167, 1973) might be useful.
I regretfully share Young's opinion that students and practitioners (barring special interest) might not value technical details of radioiodine uptake. However, 8% of my referred patients come to me because of laboratory errors, often the result of lack of appreciation of one or more of the points cited. Furthermore, some readers may also do testing; for them methods
HAMBURGER JI. Quality of Hamburger's Book. Ann Intern Med. ;78:794–795. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-794
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