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The Embryohormonic Relations of the Thyroid Gland to Ectodermal Tissues

Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(6):400-411. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-1-6-400
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The correlation of function among the endocrine glands has been a trying problem; but recent work is paving the way to a better understanding. Naturally, the teaching of this subject has been difficult and the student has been confused because he has no mental splint by which he can fix a systematic scheme for their study. In these articles I will endeavor to show how the subject may be made easier through the medium of embryological origin of tissues, and if this is done, the symptomatology of various endocrinopathies is more easily understood.

During a course of thirteen years, confidence



ectoderm ; thyroid

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