JOEL I. HAMBURGER, M.D.
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To the editor: I share your reviewer's reservations as to the continuing value of Clinical Thyroidology (reviewed in Ann Intern Med 86:675, 1977). In fact, I have been refusing orders for 8 months. Although its therapeutic concepts remain valid, its diagnostic methods are no longer suitable because of several recent developments.
1. Thyrotrophin-releasing hormone testing (at last available) makes T3 suppression tests virtually obsolete and reduces the needs for thyroid-stimulating hormone stimulation tests. Thus my diagnostic flowsheets required complete revision.
2. Recent interest in percutaneous cytologic and histologic evaluation of thyroid nodules requires attention.
3. The change from rectilinear to
HAMBURGER JI. Do Not Order "Clinical Thyroidology". Ann Intern Med. ;87:249. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-2-249_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(2):249.
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