GEORGE E. PFAHLER, M.D., SC.D., F.A.C.P.
The internist is usually the first to come in contact with a case of hyperthyroidism. To him belongs the responsibility of making the diagnosis by its differentiation from other similar clinical syndromes; and he should remain in charge until the patient is restored to a normal condition and is able to carry on his usual occupation. The treatment of hyperthyroidism does not consist merely in treating the thyroid either by irradiation or operation; the predisposing and exciting causes of the disease should be removed, and after active local treatment the patient should be guided and guarded by competent medical advice.
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PFAHLER GE. IRRADIATION TREATMENT OF HYPERTHYROIDISM(IRRADIATION TREATMENT OF HYPERTHYROIDISM*). Ann Intern Med. 1934;7:868–884. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-7-868
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(7):868-884.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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