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A Probable Case of Pituitary Disease Among Men of the Old Stone Age

Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(8):1036-1040. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-8-1036
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Man's infirmities are as old as man himself; and in some instances the infirmity existed as a potential pathologic state before man's advent on this earth, awaiting his arrival to fasten itself upon him. Man being but a stage of a constantly changing cycle of biologic organisms is heir to the complexities of the struggle for existence that dominates the world. Tuberculosis for example is thought to have existed long before man made his appearance; and arriving man proving susceptible to this already existing disease became afflicted with it. Tuberculosis as a disease antedates man. Human tuberculosis is a subsequent


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