AARON LEONARD BURGER, M.D.; HAROLD FINK, M.D.
The Syndrome of chronic adrenal insufficiency has received considerable attention in the literature in the past decade due to increased knowledge of the pathologic physiology and improvement in therapeutic methods.1, 2, 3 Acute failure of adrenal function, beyond those cases noted in the new born as a result of trauma or hemorrhagic disease, is an uncommon finding.
Reports of cases of acute insufficiency of the adrenal glands have appeared in the literature. The earliest such case noted is Case 10 in the original paper of Addison.4 This case is not so typical as many of the other subsequent reports. Addison's
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BURGER AL, FINK H. ACUTE INSUFFICIENCY OF THE ADRENAL GLANDS; REPORT OF 2 CASES(ACUTE INSUFFICIENCY OF THE ADRENAL GLANDS; REPORT OF 2 CASES*). Ann Intern Med. 1939;12:1583–1591. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-10-1583
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(10):1583-1591.
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