FRANK Q. NUTTAL, M.D.; RICHARD P. DOE, M.D.
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To the Editor: We have read with interest the report of Rives, Furth, and Becker in the June, 1965, issue of the ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (62: 1139) concerning Achilles reflex speed recording as a test of thyroid function.
Although it was not so emphasized by the authors, they confirmed our earlier findings reported in the August, 1964, ANNALS (61: 269). We had also found that use of the shortest contraction time (S-D interval) obtained from a single leg in interpretation of the Kinemometer tracings resulted in poor separation of euthyroid individuals from those with hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. On the
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NUTTAL FQ, DOE RP. ACHILLES REFLEX IN THYROID DISEASE. Ann Intern Med. 1966;64:217–218. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-1-217
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(1):217-218.
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