HARRY M. MARGOLIS, M. D.
It is significant that in reviewing the many reports concerning the relation of the thymus gland to hyperthyroidism one finds relatively few reports of careful histologic study of the affected glands. In most cases thymic hyperplasia is assumed merely on the basis of the increased weight of the thymus gland as compared with the weight of the normal gland. However, it is now well known, particularly as a result of the extensive and careful researches of Hammar14, that one cannot draw accurate conclusions of the structure of the thymus gland, by a consideration merely of its weight. Histologic studies aiming
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MARGOLIS HM. The Possible Significance of the Thymus Gland in the Syndrome of Hyperthyroidism(The Possible Significance of the Thymus Gland in the Syndrome of Hyperthyroidism*). Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:1112–1133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-9-1112
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(9):1112-1133.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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