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Moschcowitz accepts the constitutional nature of Graves' disease, as described by Warthin; but admitting, as all evidence seems to show, that a constitutional factor forms the background of Graves' disease, the latter is by no means settled by giving a label. The word constitution has a wide connotation, especially in respect to show how far the elements forming such a constitution are congenital, hereditary or acquired. Moschcowitz has no doubt that this constitution is a familial trait and admits that part of the constitution is congenital, as in Warthin's sense. He has, however, no doubt that the psychologic aspects in
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The Nature of Graves' Disease... Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:849. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-7-849
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(7):849.
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