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Iodine deficiency disorders are rarely encountered in developed countries but continue to cause mortality and morbidity in largely populated, underdeveloped areas of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It is vexing to learn that despite the existence of simple and inexpensive methods for the treatment and prevention of iodine deficiency disorders, lack of motivation and political bigotry have hampered the progress
toward eradication of these disorders. For example, the cost of a single copy of this book
could provide sufficient funds for the effective prophylaxis of 1000 people for a 1-year
Dr. Hetzel provides a detailed account of his experience
The Study of Iodine Deficiency: An International Challenge in Nutrition. Ann Intern Med. 1990;112:478. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-3-112-6-478_1
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