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Dr. Hamburger wrote this monograph to help the patient with a disease of the thyroid understand the affliction and to conserve the author's time in explaining diagnosis and treatment. He has produced a sensible volume that is well written and which could probably be understood by most educated patients. The book shows nicely that he is a conservative and experienced clinician.
Whether or not the volume should serve its stated purpose is open to question. A patient ordinarily would be interested in only one or possibly two disorders of thyroid function, making much of the remainder of the volume superfluous
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Your Thyroid Gland. Fact and Fiction.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:505. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-3-505_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(3):505.
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