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THE RELATION OF IODINE DEFICIENCY TO GOITER

Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(7):841-843. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-7-841
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If any theory was ever accepted as a positively demonstrated fact, that of iodine deficiency as a cause of goiter has surely been accepted as beyond any question by the majority of the medical profession of the world and particularly by that of America. The writings of Marine, Kimball, Plummer, and others, have so impressed this view upon the American Medical and lay minds that any dissenting view from that which regards a deficiency of iodine as the cause of simple colloid goiter must surely be regarded as a rank heresy. Nevertheless, the old infectious theory still has a few

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