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Goiter and Other Diseases of the Thyroid Gland.

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By JACKSON ARNOLD S.. , M.D., Jackson Clinic, Madison, Wisconsin. 401 pages, 151 illustrations. Paul B. Hoeber, Ind., New York: , 1926.. Price in cloth, $8.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(3):198-199. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-1-3-198
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In his introduction the author states his convictions as to the importance of goiter to the nation. One of the objects of his book is to break down the old theory that the goiter of youth is merely a physiological enlargement of the thyroid gland which would in time spontaneously disappear. Jackson believes that many of the goiters now requiring surgical operation might have been cured had it not been for the too-prevalent acceptance of these misconceptions. He offers the following classification of goiter: colloid, adenomatous (simple or toxic) and exophthalmic. He believes that iodine should be administered as a


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