HENRY M. THOMAS Jr.
In discussing the heart in hyperthyroidism I shall try to take up clinical points about which there has been much controversy in the past. In order to establish a proper background I shall briefly summarize the history of this subject.
In the first allusion to hyperthyroidism made by Parry1 in 1786 (and published posthumously in 1825) eight cases of a peculiar heart disease, attended by exophthalmos and thyroid enlargement were described. He evidently considered the disease primarily a cardiac affection with secondary exophthalmos and enlargement of the thyroid gland. Although Adleman2 in 1829 spoke of "Kropfherz," the Englishmen, Graves,3 Stokes,4
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THOMAS HM. The Heart in Hyperthyroidism(The Heart in Hyperthyroidism*†)(The Heart in Hyperthyroidism*†). Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:184–191. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-2-184
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(2):184-191.
Cardiology, Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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